Bluclad, a young company founded in Prato in 2008, was created to meet the increasingly sophisticated requests by the international fashion brands regarding the fi nishes of their metal accessories for the clothing, footwear and leather goods sectors.
On a daily basis, the Bluclad chemists carry out the delicate analysis of galvanic solutions, perform compliance testing of accessories manufactured by their clients, and do continuous research on new finishes and production technologies, supported by innovative instrumentation.
To know more about their work, we talked to the President of Bluclad, Dr Marco Eruli.
What is the identikit of the client that turns to Bluclad?
Our clients are the luxury fashion houses and their metal accessory suppliers. For the fi rst, we provide support service pertaining to the development of accessory finishes and qualitative analysis and conformity of the fi nished product.
For the companies that produce accessories, we install galvanic equipment and offer post-sales assistance to monitor the galvanic baths where the metals are fi nished.
Specifically, what types of analysis do you carry out for your clients?
We do chemical and electrochemical analysis on galvanic solutions. The aim is to ensure a quality standard and a conformity of the galvanic baths for the entire duration of any production. At a later stage, we also test the finished accessories to verify their compliance with qualitative parameter requirements.
So in short, Bluclad is a perfect example of technology at the service of artisanship...
I think it is reductive to talk about artisanship in reference to our segment in the fashion industry. Our merit is that of being able to provide customized products for each client that are, however, manufactured on a large-scale and exported to wherever they are needed.
Bluclad works mainly in Tuscany, but we also provide our services in Lombardy, Veneto and abroad such as in France and in Spain but also in China, where we collaborate assiduously with our sister company.