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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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Trade of exotic skin items

Gleni has been present on the european and international market for numerous years, promoting through time its handcrafted articles of exotic leather and really making the concept of craftsmanship and Made in Italy a philosophy to follow.

Our clients know well with how much love and dedication we care for our products, from the moment of their creation on paper until the final finishing touches as, for us, even the simplest accessory has an inestimable value in terms of affection.

There are many people who, during these years, though with a bit of initial reticence, have moved closer to our world and, beyond the beauty and quality of the item, are interested to know more about that which revolves around the trade of articles in exotic leather: laws and restrictions that regulate the purchase and sale, sanctions (even criminal) that punish all of those who transgress, limits beyond which, we are not allowed to go.Exotic leather

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What is a CITES certificate?

One of the more delicate issues

Alligators – no longer endangered thanks to well-organized conservation programms

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If, on the one hand there are many people who, from initial skepticism, with time and information provided, have become supporters, on the other hand, there are still many of those who, not knowing closely what revolves around the trade of articles made from exotic leather, continue to send us e-mail or angry feedback (often threatening and imprecatory) accusing us of being only ruthless criminals greedy for money, that do not hesitate to kill innocent and endangered animals, such as pythons, anacondas, crocodiles or alligators. Continue reading