Cuoificio "La Querce"

Vegetal Sole Leather,
in harmony with Nature

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Our Company

Why La Querce?

Our Name, a Great history

In the beginning the tanning powder destined to the vegetal tanning process, came from Oak trees,”La Querce”, in our local language.

This tree is not only the historical background for our natural tanning process, but is also a symbol of strength and continuity with the past: a past still present in our mind, for the processing of a product that looks to the future..

Our Origins

A tradition started longtime ago

A tradition that started log time ago…
The Cuoificio La Querce comes from the ancient Conceria Dani, founded in late 1800. After a short period of inactivity due to the Second World War, the production was resumed in 1946 under the name of Conceria Dani Guido and Piero.

On 1980 some new relatives joined the company, the name was transformed into Cuoificio La Querce and the tannery was moved to a new modern production plant.

The new plant gave Cuoificio La Querce the possibility to meet all the demanding requirements of a modern vegetal tanning process: the full respect of a centuries-old tradition, the quality criteria of a modern production, and the environmental respect of our territory.

The Tanning Process

The Vegetal Tanning Process is one of the most ancient tanning methods, and, if carefully controlled, one of the less injurious for environment.

Our main goal is to improve our traditional process: we tan the best European raw hides according to the slow tanning process Dufour-Lepetit.

The entire process is about 50 days long, the most part of It, inside pits full of chestnut extract.

The slow tanning process allow a better penetration of the tanning extracts granting a excellent waterproofing properties and an excellent compact fibre.

La Querce produces sole leather according to the Vegetal Tanning Process typical of our area.

Our skills and experience grant you an extremely high quality product and the respect natural environment at the same time.

La Querce’s tanning process is based on chestnut extracts. The full process is 100% MADE IN ITALY, ad lasts minimum 50 days.

The result is a sole leather with a very compact fibre, good smelling, extremely resistant to water penetration and abrasion. A material that allow the natural breathability of your feet and it easily mould to his shape and your body posture.

Sole leather is an extraordinary material. Thanks to its properties it can be used for different kinds of purposes. That’s why La Querce manufactures different kinds of sole leather:

Transforming 2 processes of leather production “Unhairing and liming” and “tanning” in a “sustainable” process.
The research activity aims to reduce the environmental impact of the production process, improve the quality of the final product and, at the same time, safeguard the safety of workers. This last objective is achieved by reducing the physical effort and exposure of the operator to polluting and hazardous agents and to the environmental impact. Regarding the environment, the project intends to reduce solid waste and improve the quality of sewage at the end of the tanning process.

The project intends to pursue research activities, increase the environmental sustainability of the activity, protect the resources, the raw materials and the human resources involved. The plan is to continue the constant investment in research and development with the aim of reducing and limiting the impact of the plant and increasing its competitiveness, also orienting itself and making the principles of Industry 4.0 its own, with the purpose of achieving an extremely sustainable business strategy. These are the reasons why the project is oriented towards sustainability. He wants to optimize the two separate phases of the “unhairing and liming” and “tanning” process, aiming to reduce the physical effort and exposure of the worker to chemical agents and pollutants; align the quality of the final product with current standards; a reduction of chemical factors by reducing industrial waste and improving sewage at the end of the process.

Our recent technological implementation  program lead to a reorganization  of our Company with an subsequent improvement of our production performances and an increase of our competitiveness.