Anna, who gave us our tour, married into the Simeone family and works there when non Italian speakers want to come visit. The factory starts its hand made production from the onset with purchases of raw hides to tan and dye. Every single leather glove is meticulously handcrafted from start to finish. We got a chance to see how the lambskin leather is dyed, dried, pressed, buffed, measured, cut, and sewn, with each step of the process performed by a different family member. It was really quite amazing to see the dedication and handiwork that goes into every single glove.
|Anna talking about drying the leather.|
|The leather after the dying process. Taken from here|
|Pressing the dyed leather. Taken from here|
|One of the tables of gloves. Taken from here|
|Some of our purchases.|
|Ooh la la!|