Tuscany is the beating heart of the Italian leather industry
— there, they live and breathe leather craft.
The world’s best leather artisans and innovators converge along the banks of the river Arno from Florence to Pisa, inspired by generations of craftsmen before them. They have exclusive access to authentic leather tanneries and the very finest full-grain, vegetable tanned leather, guaranteed by the well-respected Italian Consortium of Leather Tanners.
With nearly 75 years in the leather industry under his belt, Domenico, or as he is fondly known Orazio, is the head of the Italian family at the backbone of Maxwell Scott’s leather craftsmanship. No one understands the Italian leather industry quite like Orazio: generations of family before him were expert leather crafters, so his skill and knowledge is truly unparalleled. We’ve trusted Orazio with our leathercraft from the very beginning — and we hope to honour this tradition for years to come.
Orazio’s children, Roberto, Mara and Diana, oversee the daily running of the atelier, with his son Roberto heading up production. They tell us: “The effervescent passion for the finest Italian leather and craftsmanship that runs through his veins, runs through ours.” Under their guidance, each of our genuine Italian leather bags and accessories are brought to life at the skilled hands of fifteen expert craftsmen, who work to the strictest technical and ethical guidelines. The atelier continues Orazio’s lifelong dream – to bring family and work together in harmony for years and years to come.
All of our luxury bags and accessories are handcrafted on site at Orazio’s Italian atelier, where his highly skilled artisans employ traditional techniques refined over decades of experience.The inner workings of the atelier itself perfectly mirrors our belief that modernity should work in synergy with classic craftsmanship: many machines from the 1970s are actually still in use by the artisans today, but the atelier is now fully powered by solar panels. We’re proud to play a part in preserving the process of authentic Italian leather craftsmanship, while being respectful of the environment — and our artisans are too.