We have a very close and long standing relationship with our suppliers in Tuscany. We work with what Italians call laboratori, small factories with up to 20 employees. We want to protect the Italian artisanal tradition of hand made leather goods, that has been handed down for generations, to not promote mass production. This is not only socially sustainable but also allows us to have shorter lead times compared to industry standards.
The people behind our product make out the heart of our company. Most of them have worked with Italian leather goods all of their lives and all of them are experts in their profession. They invest an immense amount of time and love into every single step of the process. Since all ATP Atelier items are made by hand it means that no shoe or bag will ever by identical and always have a (very) slight personal touch.