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Borlino Italian Craftsmanship
In a world where technology has faded the lines of what is true quality and what appears to be, it's hard to know what you're buying these days. At Borlino, we've made it our motto to only produce the absolute best quality available in the world. I migliori prodotti che possiamo fare. (The best we can do.) And from that level of perfection and high-standards, we are certain that our products will be treasured by our customers.
All of our products are hand-made in Italy from the Finest Italian Leathers using ancient tanning and construction methods passed down from generations of leather-good makers for hundreds of years.
We stand behind every product we produce 100%. If for any reason you are not satisfied with our products, we will replace or refund your purchase. No questions asked. Our customers are what means the most to us and our goal is to exceed even your own highest standards and expectations. If you are new to Borlino, welcome to the family. We get many wonderful emails from our customers whom have sent us testimonials about their experiences and they even send us photos of them with our products. Borlino is carried by celebrities in the movie and television industry, sports professionals, music industry recording artists and even a celebrity chef. We are proud to have each of them as a member of our family and respect their right to privacy.
How we do it.
Borlino starts by creating a product to service a need. Designing from the inside out, we ensure that our products serve form and function to meet the needs of today's world. Cell phones, tablets, and laptops have become part of our daily lives and a great deal of thought goes into the practical design aspects of each Borlino product. Whether the occasion calls for a compact bag for your tablet or a larger briefcase for your legal-sized folders, there is a Borlino bag for every need. We even have products with hidden compartments which can be used by undercover law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons.
Borlino's design process is thoughtful, meticulous, and never rushed. We design the exterior of the product starting with pencil sketches. Throughout the building of several prototypes an evolution takes place. We put the same attention into every detail on the exterior as we do the interior. Many of these quality details cannot be seen in the final product. Such as gluing threads and letting the glue briefly set before being hand-tied, glued again to the surface, and applying an additional small taping cover to ensure stitching will never come loose. Or hand-stitching corners for additional strength and support. Look closely and you will find a lot of passion for perfection in every product we make.
Once a product is designed to meet the Borlino standards, we then seek out the best Italian materials. After many months of searching for the finest-quality leathers, we found our tanner just outside of Florence. Spanning three generations, our tanner uses ancient vegetable-tanning methods dating back to the Roman Empire. This is still the most environmentally-friendly method of tanning leather. Processed with ingredients found in vegetable matter such as tree bark prepared in bark mills and other natural materials, the leather is first supple and brown in color. Next, a coloring dye is added, soaking into the hide. Unlike pigment-printed leathers that most luxury leather companies use, when vegetable-tanned leather is scratched you simply rub the leather and the coloring comes right back; the scuff will disappear before your eyes. Never compromising on excellence, our metals and linings must be of superior quality as well. If the product carries the Borlino name, then perfection is paramount.
Each Borlino creation is a unique work-of-art. Carrying on the Italian tradition of attention to detail and fine craftsmanship, our craftsmen make one product, one piece at a time by hand. Shown here in the photos is a step-by-step process of one of our briefcases being created by Francesco, a master artisan.
Upon completion, the products are carefully inspected at many stages prior to delivery to ensure you receive a perfect product that will last a lifetime. We unconditionally believe in the quality, design, and value of our products which allows us to top it all off with a lifetime guarantee.
From the founder.
"It's impossible to live in Colorado and not be inspired. Each day when I look out at the Rockies, it's like seeing the ocean for the first time as a young boy. I'm overcome and humbled by God's creation and magnificence. I went to art school here as a Marine and always planned to make this state my home. But there was another place I visited when I was only 19 and it touched my soul. It was of course Italy. The first place I visited was Venice and then Rome and Capri. I was sunbathing on a rock in Capri over the turquoise waters and knew that one day, Italy would become my second home. Little did I know that 7 years later I would marry a beautiful young Italian woman who is now my wife and best friend of 23 years. Starting my first business at 23 has taught me a lot about people and business. The most important thing for me is to treat customers the way I wish I could be treated, create beautiful products that will last a lifetime and have compassion and love for mankind. Borlino is my passion. I love my customers and treasure them. Our products are an extension of who we are and nothing leaves without my personal approval of quality and craftsmanship. And unlike the big corporations, I am always available to take your personal call. I'd love to hear from you. And thank you for considering our products."
For over 25 years, veteran entrepreneur, fashion designer and artist Darrell Ratliff has created award-winning fashion designs for men, women and children. He has designed children's products for Disney's The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Jim Henson Productions, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros.
Award highlights include Disney's Product-of-the-Year award and Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year in 1992.
After years of owning multiple retail stores and designing for others, Darrell decided to combine his passion for design and his love of leather to create a product that was missing in the market. A product that would be cherished and passed down for generations and one with a unique rugged style. He imagined a brand that conjured the feeling of Colorado-inspired magnificence and freedom but with the craftsmanship of Italian tradition and legacy.
From this dream, Borlino was born. In creating Borlino, Darrell elevated his design concepts and designed a line of men's luxury leather luggage and accessories inspired by the Colorado lifestyle. Next, he opened a small factory in Italy and began constructing the most luxurious line of leather goods using only the finest quality Italian materials. All Borlino products are handcrafted in Italy by the finest craftsmen using only premium Tuscan Vachetta and Buffalo leathers. Utilizing ancient tanning and construction methods passed down through generations of Italian artisans, Borlino's promise is to produce products with 100% customer satisfaction and a quality guarantee for life.
We would like to invite you to preview the entire Borlino collection of business cases, travel bags, accessories and gifts. A Borlino Personal Shopper is available to assist you with item selections, gift-wrapping and special custom made product options.