Founded in Florence, Italy in 1969 the Il Ponte Pelleteria company created 'The Bridge' brand in 1969 with the aim of creating bags and accessories with a characteristic style. From the great artisan workshop on the outskirts of Florence, high-quality products are produced using fine materials and unique processes.
Employing a blend of traditional and modern manufacturing skills, The Bridge create leather goods which are not only functional but beautifully constructed and designed. The use of locally sourced full hide leathers which are tanned using a vegetable tanning process, ensures a soft, supple leather which is not only luxurious to the touch but has a glowing sheen hard to mimic with chemical tanning processes. Only the best quality threads are used for stitching in The Bridge products, and the threads, which are sourced from suppliers in Germany, are acknowledged to be not only good looking but have unsurpassed anti-break properties - a problem sometimes seen with less well constructed leather items. The Bridge produce exceptional quality leather products including briefcases, bags and accessories in a state-of-the-art facility in the Scandicci district of Tuscany. Here The Bridge oversee the whole process from cutting the leather, to assembly in its workshops, as well as quality control right through to dispatch to its retailers, enabling them to ensure your purchase will last for years to come.