Gucci commission colourful drums15 November 2003
The fashionistas at the Italian fashion house Gucci have turned their attention to tannery drums. Caravel Pelli Pregiate is a tannery in Castelfranco near Santa Croce S'ull Arno, which has been acquired by Gucci to manufacture exotic leathers such as crocodile for their bespoke fashion collections. The tannery commissioned Italprogetti to manufacture a pastel green polypropylene drum with red and yellow paintwork. The 3x2m drum was on display on the company's stand at Tanning Tech. It will be used for all the wet-end processes and features a filtering system. We look forward to seeing the designer fleshing machines!