Surely you all know the Italian Bottega Veneta brand and bags. What you perhaps do not know is the incredible craftsmanship behind these bags, like the "intrecciato" (woven) motif which is one of the brand styles since 1966. This beautiful and complex pattern takes two artisans and two days of work in order to complete weaving 70 leather strips.
In 2006 Bottega Veneta decided to support the Italian Leather Craft School of the Venice area - Scuola Arte e Mestieri di Vicenza, where it is possible to attend a leather program for learning the old techniques.
I personally think it is very important to save these craftsmanships and I am very happy to see that one of these mega brand is taking action.