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Aug
29

What exactly is a CUCITO, anyway?

Author // ADMINISTRATOR
Posted in // Italian Design, New Products

We are introducing a new Bosca product line, distinctively named the CUCITO collection.  Correctly pronounced coo-chi-toe, the word derives from the Italian verb cuciare – meaning, “to stitch.”  Sometimes a product has a feature that is so distinctive, it becomes the heart and soul for that particular product.  The CUCITO wallet is such a product.

Cucito

Why we love the CUCITO collection

There are three really cool things about this collection.  First, the wallets are cucito a mano, or, hand stitched.  With no stitching machine used during any point of the production process, the wallets boast stitching that shows in a distinctively artistic way.  When you see the stitches, you’ll instantly fall in love with the product.

The second great thing about the CUCITO collection is that it is made from vegetable tanned leather, meaning the tannis is extracted from natural vegetable parts such as oak leaves.  Typically, vegetable tanning makes for a very stiff product, but the guys at the factory are borderline magicians.  Using their secret methods forged from decades of experience, they produce a leather wallet that is as soft as your favorite goose down pillow.  The finished wallet wears incredibly well, with a patina that gets better and better with age.

The CUCITO collection is available in four cool colors:

  • Rich dark brown, the color of a brownie baked to perfection
  • Cuoio, which is a tan that is the color of the traditional shoe sole leather
  • Black, which might surprise you to know is one of the most difficult colors to achieve
  • Cream, a refined and traditional choice

The distinctive leather comes from our favorite tannery, whom we have worked with for the past several years.  The collection is crafted in a factory just outside of Florence, Italy.  The owner of the factory is an old, dear friend of the Boscas.  Here, our product is made right along side Gucci and Ferragamo products.

Friends

We believe that the Cucito collection is modern, original, and inspiring.  And, of course, the collection has a sharp Italian name because the Boscas live la dolce vita!