Il Bisonte – interviewing Luigi Ceccon
Innovating while remaining faithful to tradition: CEO Luigi Ceccon talks about the evolution of the brand in the name of sustainability.
Founded in Florence in 1970, Il Bisonte is today a company of high craftsmanship that embodies the most authentic values of the Made in Italy tradition and intertwines them with a very precise vision of the future. “Our mission based on environmental, social and consumption sustainability translates daily into concrete choices aimed at promoting an authentic and alternative circular economy”.
Explains the brand’s CEO, Luigi Ceccon.
ENDLESS LOVE FOR TIMELESS PRODUCTS
Il Bisonte collections share an iconic and timeless style, absolutely free from the dictates of passing fashions.
“All raw materials are selected in a responsible way: alongside the iconic cowhide, vegetable tanned according to a millenary tradition – which provide a neo-minimalist reinterpretation of the unmistakable style of a few select archive models – for the new collections we have also used bio-tanned leathers, chrome/metal free and recyclable and compostable leathers.
100% MADE IN TUSCANY
Bags and small leather goods are distributed all over the world but the Il Bisonte workshops remain concentrated within a radius of 30km from Florence, in the heart of a district heir to the most authentic Tuscan manufacturing tradition. Chief executive Luigi Ceccon further declares:”Il Bisonte believes that tradition combined with innovation is a wealth-generating factor for the territory that expresses them. The Firm has enriched its artisanal background through a project of complete digital transformation of the procedures that enable it to interact in real time with its clients worldwide.
TAKING CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING.
Il Bisonte has just celebrated its first 50 years of history by donating to the Municipality of Florence an arboreal installation in the shape of a star with a high symbolic value: 50 thirty-year-old oaks planted in a public park with the aim of absorbing CO2. The first year after planting, fifty 30-year-old willow oaks absorb about 14.5 tons of carbon dioxide. On the tenth year, thanks to their increased trunk and crown diameter, the same trees will perform an absorption of about 72.5 tons of carbon dioxide.