Cowhide, Il Bisonte’s iconic material, is a fine leather that undergoes a “vegetal tanning” process, an ancient practice used throughout Tuscany for thousands of years.

Beautiful and resistant, these creations in cowhide are a joy for the senses: their softness, their delicate perfume of wood, their unpredictable transparencies along with the golden patina that forms on its surface are distinctive features of our unique products.


Cowhide has been Il Bisonte’s signature material since the brand was founded. It is high quality leather attained through the natural technique of vegetable tanning, an ancient procedure that has been practiced in Tuscany for millennia.
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Water, wind, bark of chestnut trees and sunlight are the secrets of the magic that allows the bags and accessories of Il Bisonte to accompany our lives, changing day after day with us: the tannin, used as the active ingredient of vegetal tanning, combined with the very personal use that each one of us makes of bags and accessories, covers the creations of Il Bisonte with a surprising patina of time.

So each product truly becomes a unique piece, the result of the unrepeatable alchemy of natural agents and the hustle and bustle of day to day life.


Alongside and together with cowhide, Il Bisonte uses high-quality textiles: cotton and linen canvas dyed thread by thread; wool cloth from the Casentino area, produced with 19th century traditional methods in the “valley of textiles” between Florence and Arezzo; innovative polycotton, resistant like technical textiles and beautiful to touch and see.