After closing its 2020 financial statements with a positive net profit and generating a €66 million turnover as a brand (with a limited 8% decline compared to the previous year), Il Bisonte S.p.A. faces the challenges of the ongoing pandemic by focusing once again on digital.
All collections are free from the seasonal fashion constraints that favor ephemeral tastes and markets. In fact, Il Bisonte’s goal is to continue to make a difference in the lives of its customers, by following a responsible business model that allows shoppers to choose a product, repair it if necessary and use it for over 10 years.
If, as the philosopher Jacques Derrida once said, the archive is always a premise for the future, the SS/21 collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of Il Bisonte reviews, re-elaborates and updates all the recognizable features of the brand in a harmonious new mix. Being fifty means having the ability and experience to look back with satisfaction, but also the authority and courage to look ahead, renewing one’s perspective.
All the leather used in making Il Bisonte bags and accessories comes from animals raised for food use, and would otherwise have to be disposed of. All artisanal processes are environmentally sustainable, systematically optimized and favor using biodegradable materials as well as recycling production waste.
Il Bisonte began production in 1970 in Pontassieve on the banks of the Arno river, just a few minutes from Florence. Pontassieve is a unique place steeped in centuries of culture, awareness, and the know-how to make beautiful, quality, stylish products.