The Fontanelli family has made leather working a family tradition whose roots can be traced back almost two centuries to the Granducato of Toscana.
The memories may have faded over the years but the thrill of imagining an old saddler's workshop with its intense smell of leather still remains. The Fontanelli family have been around that long, ever since 1860 when they started to produce saddles that found buyers not just in Italy itself but all over europe.
About a century later, in 1970 to be exact, Corrado and Remigio Fontanelli founded RECO'S, a company that has been in business for 38 years in 2008.
Their close ties with their native land meant that the head office of this new business, like the family's old saddlers, was located in San Casciano Val di Pesa, near Florence. RECO'S started as a Craftsman's Workshop and from the very beginning it took the full advantage of its rich heritage, putting to use the experience handed down over the years.