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Galls: the “false fruits” rich in tannins

Galls: the “false fruits” rich in tannins

Someone has called them an oddity of Nature, someone else a gift: they are the galls, or cecidia, swelling growths that characterize some trees, particularly oaks. They are very common in the plant kingdom and very rich in tannins. They generally have an irregular...

Sandals in vegetable tanned leather: elegance and comfort

Sandals in vegetable tanned leather: elegance and comfort

What summer would it be without a nice pair of sandals? The heat puts a strain on our feet, which we often feel tired: open shoes immediately convey an idea of relief. But is it really so? Well, not always. Sometimes, when we wear a pair of summer sandals our feet...

Leather soles: when and why to choose them

Leather soles: when and why to choose them

The leather sole has always been synonymous with elegance and refinement for both men’s and women’s shoes. However, in recent times, fashion has changed: the so-called “business casual style” has opened the doors of offices to more informal shoe models, such as...

Looking for new shoes? Think on your feet

Looking for new shoes? Think on your feet

“A rebel project“. This is the tagline that describes the company founded 10 years ago by Pierluigi Perinello, ”Gigi“ for all his fans. More than a footwear brand, it is the idea of a new lifestyle. The ”rebellion“, he explains himself, consists in creating a project...

The Oak, Druids’ plant

The Oak, Druids’ plant

Among all plants and trees, the Oak is perhaps the species that has left the deepest imprint in Western culture and collective imagination. It’s present in many ancient mythologies as a symbol of strength and justice, often associated with the divinities that embody...

Tannins in animal feed

Tannins in animal feed

The use of tannins in animal feed and more generally in zootechnics is a topic discussed and documented in the scientific-veterinary literature. For some years now, interesting properties are known that allow the tannin to play a decisive role in the improvement of...

Wine therapy, a cure for the mind and body

Wine therapy, a cure for the mind and body

The properties of wine related to the presence of tannins are now known and often at the center of Scientific Research. But did you know that since ancient times wine has been used in cosmetics? The Egyptian women knew its emollient and smoothing characteristics...

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