Materials and Finish Materials


Everything concerning the choice of materials and their characteristics is fundamentally important for your bag production to be successful.

I love supporting beautiful projects like yours, and I love helping with the choice of materials. 

However, My Job is still to make the bags.

Over the years, many subcontractors have also started acting as a "style office", lowering the quality of products and extending lead times.

These two factors have caused great damage to people who, like you, have deadlines to meet, and especially customers who are waiting to wear the bags you've created.

So in the project assessment stage, I also take a look at this aspect. 


My work will follow your directions and the flow from your suppliers. 

Below you'll find a list of materials that can be used for production.


Hides, skins and leather


Suede lambskin is particularly well-suited to making bags.

It is obtained from the inner layer of the skin and brushed to lift its fibres and make it very soft and velvety to the touch. It's an extremely soft and pliant lather to use.


Nubuck is a very soft, warm and breathable high-quality leather, similar to velvet. It is used in clothing, accessories, and home furnishings.


Pigskin leather is one of the strongest materials for manufacturing bags. 

It features natural markings and porosity, while the special tanning it undergoes helps preserve all its natural properties.


A type of leather suitable for small leather goods. It has a thickness of 0.9 to 8 mm, a faint odour and a light colour that tends to darken over time.

Bovina (full skin)

A type of leather used for bags and rigid items such as bags for professionals. Thickness: 3 to 7 mm.

Crust leather

This section is created by dividing the animal's skin into two sheets: the Crust leather is the flesh side, while the Grain is the side of the fur.


One of the most prized leathers, it requires gentle processing comprising scraping, tanning and oxidation. It's suitable for footwear and clothing.

Eel leather

A delicate but very strong leather; with an elegant appearance, it is ideal for haute couture items. It's often processed by adding other materials, like cowhide.

Python leather

A very popular trendy leather thanks to its originality. It is a very strong and easily worked material, suitable for clothing and small accessories likes key cases, belts, etc.

Anaconda leather

A very fine leather; soft and ductile but also strong. Its regular geometric weaves are much appreciated in haute couture.

Stingray leather

This leather, also known as galuchat, has been used since the 1700s. It is delicate to work with and can acquire extra sheen by polishing. This material can be used in many fields, from clothing to furnishings.

Crocodile leather

Synonymous with wealth, this is the most prized leather in the sector; the most desirable parts are the belly and the sides. Its scaly nature means that specific tools are needed to process it; the final product needs life-long care.

Turtle leather

This highly sought-after skin is notable for preserving all its characteristics over time.

Materials of non-animal origin

In terms of alternative choices, which avoid using animal skins and/or eco-leather, there are different options to create your bag.

From synthetic materials to completely natural ones, these solutions don't use animal derivatives, and many are adopted by the vegan industry.

Synthetic materials

Imitation leather

Imitation leather (or leatherette, vinyl leather or vegan leather) is a synthetic leather that can be fabric coated with polyurethane resins, or it can be entirely synthetic, i.e. without adding fabric. It can look like natural leather or hide and lends itself very well to customisation.


PVC is polyvinyl chloride, a thermoplastic material made from natural raw materials. Essentially, it's a kind of plastic material.

It's very versatile and so lends itself well to producing bags and accessories. It's a light and water-repellent material, resistant to abrasion, wear and chemical agents.


One of the most used synthetic fibres in the textile sector. It is essentially a polymer derived from waste and recycled materials or from bacterial fermentation.

It has the advantage of being elastic, resistant, stain-proof, damp-proof and water-repellent.


Nylon is a synthetic material, created for the first time in the laboratory in 1938. It is famous for its use in women's stockings, but it's also used to make bags and accessories. Its features include resistance to wear, ultra-lightness, dimensional stability, stretch, easy care and easy dyeing.


Artificial resin has the same consistency as natural resin and is produced for certain manufacturing sectors such as accessories.

In such cases, the bag will be resin-coated. Resin-coating, also called direct coating, consists of depositing an acrylic or polyurethane resin directly onto the fabric. This makes the material resistant and compact, ideal for creating various types of bags.

Natural materials


A very resistant fabric, mostly made of cotton, but it can also be made of hemp, linen or similar materials. This material is made of natural fibres and created to be ductile and protective. It has the advantage of being cheap to produce.


Of all the natural fibres, linen is the most resistant. Hence it is among the most used in the textile industry, as well as being the oldest. It also has a high capacity to absorb humidity, insulating and heat regulating properties and it is hypoallergenic and antibacterial.


A new discovery in global textile production, but with plenty of advantages.

Thanks to its hollow fibre, hemp stays cool in summer and warm in winter. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties, can absorb body moisture, keeping it dry, and absorbs infrared and UVA rays up to 95%.

It has a very high resistance to tear and wear.


Cotton is obtained by weaving cotton yarns from the fluff covering the seeds of a plant of the Gossypium species. It is among the most used materials in the world.

This fibre has an inelastic behaviour: its mechanical resistance is due to the presence of water, since moist fibres are tougher than dry ones.

In the air it has good stability and leaves a feeling of freshness on the skin.

Organic cotton

Organic cotton is grown according to the rules of organic agriculture, just like food. 

The textile certification certifying the fabric's organic origin is based on avoiding pesticides, herbicide fertilisers and over 1000 harmful substances commonly used in the production chain.


A fibre of animal origin which has always been used to make clothing. The best-known wool is sheep's wool, obtained by shearing the outer part of the animal's coat.

It's an excellent thermal insulator and doesn't absorb moisture. It repels dirt and tends to regenerate.

It's often used to produce bags and accessories as well as clothing.

Organic wool

Organic wool comes from organic farms. Consortia of producers have been set up and have created international brands and certifications.

These farms respect the animals' natural living conditions, guaranteeing quality and a peaceful and healthy life.


I have always worked with the utmost attention to detail, as this is what testifies to a product's quality and the work that has gone into it:

the dyeing method, the type of stitching and the application of glues are processes that need care. These stages of work most distinguish real artisanship from the fictitious kind which is designed to optimise quantity rather than product life. 

If you choose to produce your bags with me, I'll provide constant support aligned with your preferences and indications.

The details of your bag will show the care you've taken over it. Your attention and your dedication.

The finishing touches will be the conclusion of the expert artisan's work.