GUCCI invests in preserving leatherwear craftsmanship

Italian luxury goods company Gucci announced today the set up of a jont venture with ARTE & PELLE, an artisan leatherwear manufacturer based near Siena, North Italy. The newly formed company is called GARPE and is 51% owned by Gucci and the remaining by Arte Pelle founder Virgilio Brogi. Arte & Pelle was founded in 1978 by Virgilio Brogi and in 1995 became an official Gucci supplier. Today, the company’s turnover is estimated at 8 million euros.