Ecopell 2000 is a tannery that was offi cially founded with this name in 1999. However, as the company administrator Alessandra Giannoni explains, the tradition upon which the company is based is far longer-lived: “I belong to the fourth generation of a family whose roots are fi rmly planted in the leather tanning industry.”
Located in Santa Croce sull’Arno, in the beating heart of the tanning sector, how does Ecopell distinguish itself from the fi erce competition?
“One great advantage is that our entire productive cycle takes place in-company” – states Alessandra Giannoni, who then continues – “As far as processing is concerned, our strong points are vegetable tanning
and chrome-tanning, which is used for considerably thick skins.”
Ecopell is an important name that inevitably evokes issues related to ecology...
“Nowadays, this topic is often abused and exploited beyond any merit; each tannery must necessarily use chemicals for their own processes. However, we work to control the environmental impact: we strive to do everything a tannery can to protect the environment.”