A magical place

It is a magical place, between Florence and Pisa, in the fertile heart of Tuscany, where the historical art tanning grew to reach excellence, in an evolution that year on year has led it to become the reference standard for the sector, both at national and international level: the DISTRETTO DI SANTA CROCE tanning area on the Arno.

The DISTRETTO DI SANTA CROCE sull’ Arno is one of the largest tanning districts in Europe with more than 250 tanneries that make respect for the territory, tradition and craftsmanship, the founding values of their quality products.

A rare and virtuous example of a circular economy, a business model which combining profit and environmental protection, involves the tanners in an entrepreneurial process in which they are able to compete with the most sophisticated and advanced industrial systems in the world.

A long-standing tradition

Since ancient times the tanner had always been considered one of the humblest crafts, but the Tuscan style of manufacturing contributing to its distinguished tradition and preservation over time.

Thus, the art of tanning has been handed down over the centuries, making the Tuscan tanner’s craft universally recognized as the emblem of a tradition rooted in quality and creativity.

News & Events

15 aprile 2019

ZDHC and Associazione Conciatori: Meeting on chemistry and sustainability

Production Monitoring, production and consumption processes and precautions in the use of chemical substances with the aim of...

04 marzo 2019

Pact for the circular economy between Tuscany region and Associazione Conciatori

Today Regione Toscana, Associazione Conciatori and Rea Impianti have signed the first pact on the circular economy, which was born in Tuscan...

06 febbraio 2019

The District on Rai: A Supply-Chain Training on the TV show "Il posto giusto"

The tanning district of Santa Croce Sull'arno still on TV. The RAI cameras of the TV programme "Il posto giusto" (The Right Place) switched...

25 gennaio 2019

The Ambassador of Colombia visited the district during her stay in Italy

An example of how we can do business by valuing the demands of entrepreneurs, on the other hand social responsibility for the benefit of the...

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