It is one of the tanneries belonging to the REAL ITALIAN VEGETABLE LEATHER CONSORTIUM.
It was born in 1974 in Ponte a Egola, one of those towns in Tuscany that are part of the only Italian district where there are high quality vegetable tanneries. Vegetable tanning is a very ancient process that uses exclusively tannin of vegetable origin and which requires time and craftsmanship to transform the raw materials into a completely natural leather that adapts to any type of product.
The history of the WALPIER tannery originates over 40 years ago, from a long family experience started by Ciampalini Gino, father of one of the current owners.
The son Valter and the nephew Michele have continued the tradition bringing their products to be sought after also at an international level. Thanks to their commitment, respect for traditions and always with an eye to protecting the environment, the Walpier brand can be considered synonymous with guarantee, quality and authenticity.