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#5: Should I feel guilty about dreaming of a crocodile bag?

The crocodile bag – harm or benefit for conserving the species?

* N.B. Everything indicated below refers to crocodile leather products; Such information, however, also applies to python leather products. Principles and ideas are quite similar.

Imagine a chic leather crocodile bag displayed in the showcase of a trendy boutique in the city centre. How do you feel looking at it? Enchanted by its exclusivity and driven by the desire to buy it right away? Bothered by the use of the skin from an exotic animal? Or totally indifferent? Have you ever heard of Cites?

“But what does a crocodile bag have to do with CITES? And, above all, what does it have to do with me?” – You may be asking yourself and you are right, because this connection, tough direct and immediate, is not obvious and familiar to many of us.

Nevertheless, it is precisely through compliance with CITES regulations that the purchase of this bag not only will not harm the environment, but will also stimulate the growth of these animals in their natural habitat.

You don’t believe it? It is, however, exactly the case! Let’s see together how it works.

Crocodile bag a harm or a benefit for the conservation of the species?

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New column: secrets behind our creations

Since its first beginnings as manufacturer and exporter of luxury leather goods, Gleni has distinguished itself for constant commitment in the search for styles and materials that could characterize products making them unique and unrepeatable.

We have always given importance to the design of our models, trying to create products able to enhance the appearance of the person wearing them but, at the same time, also to ensure comfort and practicality, preferring models with a sober and classic line, able to last in time. We pay attention to the hardware used for the finishes of our products, always opting for a qualitative accessory but, above all, we invest a large part of our working time in the selection and choice of leathers we use to give life to our products.

This is perhaps the aspect of our work that most involves and intrigues us, maybe because our staff is completely  made up of women and we are all very curious to discover what new colours and new different treatments of exotic leather have been proposed by tanneries at the Lineapelle (the six-monthly fair specifically dedicated to the presentation of novelties in matter of leather).

Every time there is to prepare a new collection, we spend a lot of time choosing the skin that, in our opinion, best fits the model of one bag rather than another and, every time, we try to find a colour or maybe a leather process able to transform our collection into something unique, superb and irresistible.

Choose between our colors the one you like for your bag

The lab: where dreams come true

There are many values that GLENI has conveyed over the years. First of all, the exaltation of your uniqueness.
By giving advice to our clients, we have always encouraged the often overlooked aspect of buying: the inner one. How does that bag make you feel? Does it give you joy? Does it fit with your personal style? Does it make you feel beautiful? And, above all, do you feel like yourself wearing it? If the answers to these questions are a resounding yes, nothing else matters. Trends and fashion fade into the background: wearing a GLENI bag means defining your style in a special way, emphasizing your uniqueness.
That’s why you should always give you the luxury of being yourself.

But what happens if, by looking at our bags, nothing makes you feel unique? Maybe a model caught your eye, but the yellow color doesn’t suit you. Or you prefer the sumptuousness of crocodile to the elegance of ostrich. Or maybe you love both the model and the color, but you would prefer a shiny finish. No problem: there’s no need to run. We have some pretty spectacular news: the lab.

come visit our lab to manufacture the bag of your dreams

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Is it really ethical to abandon exotic leather trade?

Many big brands of the world fashion panorama decided to give up on exotic leather for the creation of their new collections, motivating their choice with moral and ethic reasons. In their opinion, in fact, there are not enough controls on the “controlled trade” of these leathers; in addition, the use of exotic leathers for the realization of the new fashion collections is getting more and more controversies on the part of convinced animal activists who boycott the catwalks with demonstrations in defence of animal rights.

If we focus on these first considerations, we would all agree that the only choice is to say no to the use exotic leathers in order to avoid the killing of many animals only for profit and, perhaps, even for vanity of those who periodically buy this kind of article.

But is giving up exotic leather a sign of eco sustainability and protection towards these endangered animals?

Exotic leather

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The luxury of being ourselves in 2019

On some level, the first week after the holidays is the saddest and happiest period of the year at the same time. It forces you to think about the past year, come to terms with everything you’ve achieved or not and organize the new year. It’s that time of the year when you can finally open your new planner and think about your resolutions. It’s that moment of the year when anything that comes to your mind is not impossible: get back in shape, organised that travel that you wanted to do for so long, finally take courage and start the work of your dreams.

At Gleni we decided to start the year, taking some time for ourselves and closing from December 22nd until January 2nd. We decided to close the boutique and relax surrounded by the affection of friends and relatives, to start the new year to the fullest.

gleni 2019 news

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