Rita Merlini

Rita Merlini is a handbag designer born and raised in Tuscany, drawing from her deep connections to Italy to produce beautiful entirely hand-crafted bags. The bags are made of high-quality full-grain vegetable tanned cowhide leather. The tanning of leather takes place inside the tannery, following a slow process in wooden drums using tannin powders extracted from the bark of some trees such as chestnut, quebracho and mimosa. The tannin is a natural substance used in the processing of raw leather that guarantees warm colors, softness, strength and unmistakable scent.