We carefully select the Parma skins with the least amount of blemishes to make the Parma Collection. We hand tan Parma collection leathers in Santa Croce, Italy using only chestnut extracts and natural oils. We call this Etruscan style tanning because the process dates back to the Etruscan period in Tuscany. Only soft shoulder sections are selected because this leather is supple, soft, and has the least amount of natural blemishes. Parma leather looks better with age - each bag takes on a unique look and darkens like a saddle over time. Parma is leather tanning the natural way.Parma bags are lined with durable 8 oz cotton duck canvas that is made in South Carolina. The combination of Floto Parma leather, Italian craftsmanship, and strong American made lining makes an original Floto Parma Collection bag. Thank you for visiting Floto Leather Bags today. We offer free U.S. shipping on any order over $99 from our warehouse in North Haven, Connecticut. Have a question? Please call us at 1-800-276-2717 for product information or help ordering.