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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...

Prehistory and Tannin

Prehistory and Tannin

The first encounter with our ancestors probably happened on the shore of a pond or in a cave. Men had started to hunt big animals with the help of spears and to use the skin of these killed preys to protect themselves against the cold.

Vegetable Tanning in Ancient History

Vegetable Tanning in Ancient History

The Sumerians were among the first populations to systematically tan skins, for which they used various methods (aldehydes, essential oils) and Galls Tannin.

The techniques of vegetable tanning were later perfected by the Babylonians, the Egyptians and the Persians, who used plant extracts both for tanning and for the dyeing of skins.

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