Lamonti Cuoio is a company that firmly believes in the duo of innovation-tradition. Innovation with an ancient spirit has been the leitmotif driving the company towards the discovery of new solutions for every possible kind of demand by clientele, thus ensuring ever-present high qualitative standards. A mission and constant commitment that result, from one end, in continuous research onto the improvement of production processes, while from the other end, the ancient technique of slow vegetable tanning in pits is respected.
For 2019, the company’s key word is once again “quality” on every level. To this end, professional and personal development of resources is a factor key to the company’s growth. A staff dedicated to the various phases in production is constantly updated through professional training courses in order to maintain high qualitative standards in line with on-going demands and trends in the market.
Founded in the Seventies, the company works with leading designer fashion labels, and for this reason, over time, it has constantly evolved in the pursuit of excellence on all levels, starting from the materials.
Lamonti works with first-rate quality leathers, selecting only those with the finest grain, which mainly arrive from Germany, Switzerland, and Northern Europe, placing an equally strong focus on material and chemical selection.
For the company from Ponte a Egola, its main “supporting” material is the tannin used to slow vegetable tan the leathers in pits. Lamonti uses chestnut tannins coming from the area of Amiata, which is purchased in liquid form for a pure and uncut product. It’s an eco-compatible and sustainable product, since its natural wood extract binds well with the fibres, while fully penetrating inside of them: for this reason, the leathers are placed in large pits with tannins and, the longer they are immersed, the better the overall quality of the leathers. Lamonti has a cycle of 24 pits in its plant and, every day, the leather is placed in a different pit. The excess tannin that remains on the grain is then removed during the phase of sammying, to avoid oxidation. Among the various phases of tanning and processing, the leathers often go through a phase of inactivity, so they can have some downtime and set, before going onto the next phase, thus preserving their softness and avoiding damages caused by too much stress and strain.
A slow production process, altogether, which requires patience and extremely long processing times, while guaranteeing, however, excellent results in terms of softness, colour, resistance, and constant qualitative standards over time.
A quality that Lamonti puts at the service of its customers.