VICUS was born in 2015, when I transformed my aesthetic conception into practice, my living room into an atelier, and started working on my real passion: handcrafted leather. VICUS’s production aims at the finest quality of entirely handcrafted goods and at the high functionality hid behind the most essential forms. The result is the original unification of a minimal and modern aesthetic conception with one of the oldest textile traditions.
Behind the principal aims of VICUS’s production lays the essential eco-ethical attempt to regenerate the Swiss Made, which in the last decades has been totally eclipsed by the delocalization of bigger enterprises in “more exploitable countries”, where the higher profits follow the higher quantity of products, and not at all that of their quality. This globalizing process poses ethical and eco-economic issues that the contemporary producer cannot avoid. VICUS’s products represent the old traditional Swiss values of production, such as rigor, precision, and the meticulous attention given to details in the manufacturing process. I am a member of the Federazione Artigianato Svizzero (Swiss Craftsmanship Federation), certifying thus a high degree of Swiss quality.
Thanks to the completely handcrafted manufacturing of the leather, every single product is authentic, unique, and made to last. VICUS’s production uses the simple and traditional handcrafting technique of the harness makers, well known for its resistance and duration. After the handcrafted sewing, the edges of the leather are smoothed, polished, and treated with natural products in order to give to the final good an additional protection and degree of quality.
VICUS’s products are made exclusively by the finest and more traditional Italian leather, which is the vegetable-tanned leather of Tuscany. The vegetable-tanned leather is completely natural, in other words, its production does not imply toxic substances for humans or the environment.
VICUS offers products that are, as the history of handcrafted leather itself, indestructible. Through the handcrafted leather goods streams the entire human history, from generation to generation, from parents to children. In this sense, VICUS wants to give to the customer an alternative to the so-called fast fashion industry, an alternative to the enormous quantity of wasted products amassed into lands of garbage. VICUS wants to give back to human beings the possibility of engraving their life into timeless, authentic, and ecological products.
If you are the kind of customer that pay attention to the eco-ethical questions on the one hand, and to the quality of the products on the other, you can escape the fast industry of the capitalistic fashion distinguishing yourself by buying a timeless, authentic, and ecological product in my store.