The Bosca story is the Italian-American immigrant story. Hugo Bosca traveled from Italy to The United States at the turn of the 20th century to pursue the American dream. Using his Italian artisan skills in 1911 he founded and built a company. Today we still combine the Italian and American experience and cultures. Each day we work hard to re-invent Bosca and we always respect our past. “Rispettiamo il passato per costruire il future.”
Three generations later, Bosca still thrives from Hugo’s relentless pursuit of beauty and quality. Our artisan process ensures that each piece is created with heart and discernment, resulting in a product that is richly inspired. Meticulously detailed and enduringly beautiful, Bosca products refuse to be dull.
The best art is the kind that helps us live more beautifully. Bosca leather accessories are beautifully created with everyday function in mind. Our distinct leather is selected with durability in mind, and our products are designed with your modern day necessities in mind.
Ours are artisan leathers. It is not possible to control the quality through industrial methods. We personally inspect every hide of Old Leather, Correspondent, and Old Washed. We travel to Italy 3-4 times per year for this purpose. We sign the back of each approved hide. Bosca is a small artisan company run by the third generation of an Italian-American immigrant family. We are small by choice; we do what we do, the way we do it, because this is what we believe in.
Our leathers are natural with little or no finish which would hide the true character of the leather. Our most famous leather is called Old Leather. This leather is hand-stained by artisans in Italy. Our "Old Washed" is also a hand-stained, Italian, vegetable-tanned leather which undergoes a special washing process to give it a further, softened and vintage look and feel.
The Bosca brand philosophy is one that values luxury; accessible luxury. We honor the past as we create the future. Never resting on our laurels we do place a high value on our history and archives. Our favorite products are often a new take on old ones.
This is work of passion. Sketching, reading, seeing, experiencing-absorbing influences from every walk down the street; experimenting with techniques, methods, machines, tools, and especially playing with materials. Design/engineering happens in our Ohio design studio, our factory, and in Italian artisan workshops. To get it right this work happens everywhere- every minute of every day. We are immersed in the experience of creating in leather.