The Floto Story
How did we get our start?
Floto was established in 2003 after Joe Floto brought back a leather travel bag from Italy and noticed that everywhere he went with it people asked - "where did you get that bag"?
Floto is an American brand. Every Floto Leather Bag is artisan made in Italy, but it was designed and packaged in Connecticut.
The slow process of tanning Floto leather uses natural vegetable tannins with total respect for nature. Our raw leather skins are a byproduct of the food industry and our tanning waste is reused in other supply chains. Floto tanning is metal free, eco-friendly, and not harmful to people.
Made in Italy
Floto leather bags and accessories are designed in America and made in Italy. We employ the best artisans in Florence to produce our collections and we back our products with a lifetime warranty against defects.
Floto is an American brand – we are very proud to produce our second most important ingredient, the bag lining, at a textile mill in South Carolina. Our American made 8 ounce cotton duck canvas lining is more durable and lightweight than the standard synthetic liners available. We have received many offers over the years to move this production overseas but quality is more important to us than cost. We are also committed to creating as many jobs as possible at home.