What to give on Christmas? GLENI’s gift guide.

What to give on Christmas? The suggestions of GLENI’s staff.

Like every year, Christmas is about to knock at our doors: decorations in the cities start to light up, streets have a magical atmosphere and it is also time to start looking for the perfect present and surprise our loved ones. We from GLENI believe that every gift must adapt to the personality of the receiver, for this reason we decided to share with you our proposals.

Four different personalities, with their own memories, who live Christmas in different ways, are ready to give you some advices to give an emotion to the people you love.

Christmas gift guide

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Practical facts about ostrich leather

Practical secrets for the use of ostrich leather in the production of luxury handbags

It seems that everything is known about this leather, but in reality the information available is quite trivial,  often copied from one to the other, with few details on the characteristics of this material.

  • Do you know which part of the ostrich skin is used to create luxury brand products?
  • Why are the follicles not distributed on the the leather in a uniform way?
  • Can you use the parts of the skin without follicles for luxury products?
  • Is it true that it is waterproof, as is often said?
  • What are the benefits of ostrich leather and what makes it so expensive?

We offer you answers to the questions that come to mind when you think to buy an ostrich leather handbag and you do not have a clear idea of which characteristics you must consider.
* This article will not help you find out what ostriches are and why they put their heads in the sand. There is already much to read about this topic online.

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Color Report Fall/Winter 2017

San Benedetto del Tronto is still immersed in the summer weather, yet the rest of the world slowly lets go to the arrival of fall and its colors.

Like every year, the begining of Fashion Week all over the world marks the passage into the new season, and the inevitable “change of wardrobe”: and this is the time to say goodbye to light dresses and saturated colors, leaving room for fall garments of warm and enveloping undertones.

What are the colors of this Fall/ Winter 2017 and how have we interpreted them for GLENI Boutique?

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Offenses and threats to those who sell exotic leather goods: how to respond?

Increasingly more often, a number of organizations concerned with animal welfare and protection express their arguments and points of view in provocative and denigrating ways against those who trade in all types of animal products.

These publications are often accompanied by bloody and graphic images, aimed to provoke immediate shock in even the most indifferent readers, who feel they must, immediately and concretely, manifest their dissent. To whom? Naturally, any company selling that particular product. Such a company, which could be yours, is suddenly overwhelmed by a storm of negative comments, abuses and threats. At this point, since we are all human, it is easy for an employee or supporter, likely being faced with an emotional limit, to lose ability to sustain a discussion. How do we respond to this?

Offenses and threats, in fact, affect everyone deeply, especially when the subject in question is the welfare and preservation of animals. So how can we respond to this situation while maintaining calm and peace of mind? What can the company do to protect the emotional well-being of its workers? Continue reading

The artisan bag made in Italy

Quality, creativity, originality, class and style! These are some of the attributes which by now are associated with the legendary “Made in Italy”. They are characteristics of a product which cares about the honor, as well as legal right, to express this coveted mark well known by all, whether in Italy or around the world. The artisan bag made in Italy is no exception, rather it is one of the articles most representative of the unparalleled fashion designed and produced in the boot.Italian luxury puthon bag

And so all of the runways of the world, whether haute couture or prèt-à-porter, collection after collection, are boasting these mini masterpieces of design, many of which are made right here in this beautiful country. Whether a famous brand or an emerging label, the artisan bag made in Italy always has a unique character, and the more discerning fashionistas recognize it with the bat of an eye. Continue reading

Crocodile or not? How to ascertain the value of your vintage bag.

Among the questions we most receive from our clients is a request to assess the bag in their possession, simply by sending us a photo of it. Was it made with genuine exotic animal skin? Or to what particular species does it belong? How much might it be worth? Does it still have value?

Perhaps it is a bag that was inherited from their grandmother or an article purchased while visiting an exotic country. Or simply a bag bought at the mall or on E-bay and Amazon.

Although we seek to respond to everyone, providing some direction, you must understand that the question is not as simple as it seems, and it is not always possible to respond to you correctly. This depends on many factors. Here we can list a few to help you understand how a simple question can become a complicated one – especially if the quality of the photo is limited.

First, it must be established if the bag in question was made with genuine exotic leather (such as crocodile, alligator, python) or just genuine leather (calfskin for example) but imprinted. As you can imagine, the difference in value is substantially great.

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Know that nowadays, the Italian tanneries have become so good at reproducing the exotic look – making them appear almost authentic – simply by imprinting, so that even we, who work closely with this leather, find difficulty in confirming which type of leather it truly is! Continue reading

For Spring 2017 we would like to offer these amazing wallets, made in genuine Molurus Python, strictly following Cites laws.

Woman python wallet in blue and champagne

Woman python wallet made in genuine Python Molurus leather, following Cites laws.

The wallets are model ACC/4, one of the most requested by our customers and, above all the biggest one. If you want to know more about it, read our blog post about women wallets.

Blue and champagne python woman wallet

Genuine Python Molurus, used following Cites laws, creates amazing woman wallets

Only the blue one is available for sale!
Hurry up: every item is unique and once sold, is it not possible to reproduce it!

Blue and champagne tonalities of amazing genuine python Molurus wallet

Come to visit us in San Benedetto del Tronto, 43 Risorgimento street, to earn the item at a special price!

Color Report – Spring 2017

CONTINUING THE JOURNEY TO THE REDISCOVERY OF NATURE

As previously announced by the color of the year 2017, Greenery, this spring will be defined by colors originating from the world of nature.
Here, the proposals of the Pantone Color Institute:

Color Report – Spring 2017

Like Greenery, this palette is strongly inspired by nature and unequivocally evokes positive feelings of change and rebirth. It is composed of shades that combine a mix of vitality, relaxation and desire for a deep connection with the nature surrounding us.

Look around you, are these not the colors which characterize our world in the spring? Are they not the colors which trigger in us positive emotions and instill a deep sense of calm yet also vitality? Are they not the green of the forest and the blue of the sea which come to mind when we feel the need to disconnect from everyday routine and indulge for a while in the respite of nature? Continue reading

The ABC of exotic leather

These days it is ever more complex to explain and to introduce to customers the vast world of exotic leather, certainly also due to new trends of life and the connection they have toward the animal world.

For this reason, certain types of products made from the precious leathers of crocodile, alligator, python and ostrich are increasingly viewed with a critical eye by new society, accusing the manufacturers and lovers of this kind of leather to be causing the extinction of such species.

In reality, many ignore the existence of a CITES certificate, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora, held in Washington in 1973, which aims to regulate and monitor the international trade of endangered species; this document is intended, in a seemingly paradoxical way, to protect and ensure the preservation of the ecosystems of threatened species, thus encouraging their reproduction; in particular, species protected by the Convention are classified according to the level of threat of extinction, and therefore, divided into three categories. To this end, it is obligatory to possess a CITES document, applying for it at relevant authorities, to be able to trade to and from Europe with parts of animal species covered by the Convention, or products made from it, such as accessories.CITES

Adhering to CITES and abiding by existing regulations, undoubtedly supports the safeguarding of the habitat of numerous species which unfortunately today are subjected to the threat of their extinction, due to illegality which often characterizes their commercialization.

 

How does CITES affects our production?

All leathers we work with come, of course, from their places of origin: the American alligator from Louisiana, the crocodile from South Africa, Australia and Asia, pythons from Asia and ostriches from Africa. Continue reading

Sayonara 2016… wilkommen 2017

With tables still laid out for the holidays and glasses still filled with bollicine Made in Italy, it is already high time to take stock of the past year and define the good intentions for the year to come.

2016, for the GLENI family was a year of great change.

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First, we permanently stopped the production of bags for third parties with private labels; in this way, we sought to improve and increase the prestige of the GLENI brand.

Next, we discontinued production of handmade shoes for men, focusing on improving the collection of women’s handbags. For those interested, there are still a select few (in limited sizes) available in our online boutique.

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