#2: The informed purchase of exotic leather products

Exotic leather and the creations made with it are a theme just as wide as important to discuss. Last time we spoke about the indestructibility and resistance over time of this kind of leather, this time we want to tackle one of the most sensitive topics, in our opinion: is it right or not to buy and sell items of this kind? What is their weight in nature?

We have been dealing with the production and distribution of items in exotic leather for many years (python, crocodile, alligator, ostrich) and during this time we’ve come into contact with many people all over the world and with their different approaches to the subject; unluckily, we came to the conclusion that the majority of them can be divided in two large categories, both of them too categorical and inevitably wrong.

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8 reasons: why you should buy a new belt this Spring

Did you know that the belt is an item with very ancient origins? The first evidence dates back to the Bronze Age. An accessory with such a long history has necessarily taken on many rich, different meanings, besides the most practical one: to keep the pants steady and firm!

In the time of ancient Rome, the belt also had a symbolic value, enough to represent a “status symbol” able to demonstrate the role and weight in society, while starting from the Renaissance it enters the female fashion becoming an ornament and a symbol of elegance and refinement.

Today the belt is an essential accessory in the male wardrobe, a little less in the female one. Why? Very often this practical ornament is considered unnecessary, inconvenient or difficult to match.

Actually, the belt is a very simple and complete accessory, able to radically transform an outfit and change your figure. For this reason, never underestimate its usefulness!

In this article, we will give you 8 reasons to wear a belt. We are sure that at the end of this reading you won’t be able to resist buying a new one!

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#1 Is exotic leather indestructible? How to take care of it

THE FIRST TOPIC OF OUR CHECKLIST

Exotic Leather

Everyone is talking about exotic leather: from the web, to newspapers and fashion documentaries, there is a copious amount of information available that, if read more carefully, seem to always be the same, enough to make us think that there is not real information after all.

About the subject there are, in fact, many theories, very many hypothesis and as many prejudices that make practically impossible to distinguish between real and fake, reality and phantasy.

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Checklist: 10 things you should know before purchasing an exotic leather product

Introduction.

An item in exotic leather might not seem in vogue right now, considering the times we are in, but let’s be honest, this product doesn’t need fashion and trends to be in the spotlight. Bags, clutches, briefcases, small accessories: there are so many options to choose from since exotic leather, without any doubt, can turn every item into precious and special masterpieces. Sure, it might seem like a waste of money, but you will soon realize that it is indeed a great investment.

Let’s find out together why.
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Front Cut or Back Cut? The different cuts of python leather.

Exotic LeatherHave you ever noticed how the cuts of the leather chosen can affect the appearance of a bag?

As we mentioned in our previous article, ““The thousands shades and variants of python leather”, snakeskin (in particular python leather) is way richer and more variegated than other kinds of leather, so it can offer an incredible variety of shades. If you need to choose the handbag of your dreams, you might want to pay attention to the variants of leather available, right?

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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