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Craftsmanship

At NOTTEVERA, we love leather and we have implemented a thorough and uncompromising process that reflects our passion for handcrafted techniques, mathematically calculated proportions and delightfully unexpected details to ensure the highest level of integrity for our brand.

All our products are conceived, designed and handcrafted in Italy because we believe that the 'Made in Italy' label is synonymous with tradition, know-how and very high standards. Our long-­standing relationships with family-owned mills and tanneries in Northern Italy enable us to custom develop our own prints and patterns, and to rigorously control quality throughout the entire manufacturing process. We work exclusively with family-owned ateliers that have honed their craft over the course of multiple generations and we never compromise on materials and trims. It often takes 6 craftsmen and 6-8 hours of work to make just one NOTTEVERA handbag.

Our quality control starts at the tannery with electronic monitoring of the thickness, texture and color intensity of our hides. When the leather arrives at the atelier for assembly, our master leather cutter, Tommaso Parini, who has over 34 years of experience in the business, visually inspects every hide to ensure that it conforms to NOTTEVERA's standards of quality. Further inspections occur upon final assembly, with each bag being individually inspected for imperfections by our on-site quality control team in conjunction with the factory owner, and then again by me personally, Sam Hinedi (Founder & CEO), upon entry to the United States to ensure that no damage occurred during shipping.

Many women today purchase a mass-produced designer label handbag because they want to buy into a certain lifestyle, without knowing that oftentimes such labels use lower-quality hides in an effort to decrease overall production costs. A NOTTEVERA customer defines herself with original ideas, not brand names. She appreciates the quality, creativity, exclusivity, and - above all - integrity that are associated with a genuine Made in Italy NOTTEVERA product.

If you have any questions about our products, or if you just want to know more about our materials and processes, please don’t hesitate to email us at info@nottevera.com. We would love to hear from you!