The great beauty of the leather glove,
the extraordinary craftsmanship quality and the innovative design.
The extraordinary quality of craftsmanship and the innovative design.
The great beauty of leather gloves, the extraordinary quality of craftsmanship and the innovative design distinguish the trademark Forino Gloves 1899
Elegance, refinement of the glove but also simplicity, practicality: elements that, combined with the attention to detail and the selection of raw materials, enhance our product, positioning ourselves among the most requested and appreciated glove brands in international markets, from Japan to Russia, in Eastern Europe, in Italy, Germany, France, England.
Our company rooted in the Neapolitan tradition of working gloves made of genuine leather where skilled craftsmanship and taste for beauty are transmitted from generation to generation.
You scramble up the climb of Santa Elia, in the district of Sanità of Naples, in what was once the District of glove crafters, to arrive at Forino Gloves, a company founded 1899 based on our old family tradition.
We tried to join skills, competence and imagination of local artisans with productive innovation, raising us from the Neapolitan view and creating trendy gloves and a range of approximately 200 original models thus giving life to collections of gloves for men and women, elegant, sporty.
It’s the third generation To represent the industrious and international story of the company. From our side, We are drafting strategies and wishful thoughts; We are facing the markets and the global economy, reaffirming the value of craftsmanship. International exchanges have increased through web channels and through the participation in the most important international fairs.
For us of Gloves the glove is Love. It is Life.
The Made in Italy is a story, a promise, craftsmanship knowledge, processing raw materials, expertise, innovation, design, creativity, high fashion.
All this sums up the brand Forino Gloves, distinctive Italian leather gloves, to wear at all times.
1 | Selection of Hides
The choice of the hides is the preliminary stage and is important for the correct implementation of the entire production cycle. Our master craftsmen manually inspect the rawhides. Hides with natural defects are discarded and then the hides are divided by thickness. In fact, based on the thickness, the hides are used for the men or women's collection or for various colors. The hides will be refined (honed) and dyed before further proceeding with the first process phase.
2 | Cutting
This is the phase that gives start to the actual processing. The Naples technique is used. With this technique, the hide is "pulled" on wooden boards to prevent sagging and future slacking, hand cut with scissors, precision lines and cardboard calibers. Gloves and thumbs are cut separately and matched based on shades. It is useless to abandon a tradition that has proved to be so successful.
3 | Shearing
Once it is matched to the selected lining (cashmere, silk, etc.), the cut and calibrated leather is moved to the cutter, where it is "split". By using the original template and the manual press, the glove starts to take shape and we can start to see the desired size and design. The fingers, shape of the wrist, the length and all distinctive elements of the glove are revealed.
4 | Sewing and finishing
The split glove is then assembled in the sewing phase. The forks, strips of leather between the fingers, are sown to the glove and the back of the palm is joined. This gives the glove its body. The various stitches crated have been handed down through generations. Strock, inside stitch for classic gloves. Pk, the most resistant stitch for thick hides such as deer hide. Saddler, stitches for sports and driving gloves. Hand stitching, for elegant and classy gloves. Once sewn, the glove is finished by adding the various distinctive details of each model such as buttons, decorated cuffs and straps.
5 | Stretching and quality control
Before the glove can be considered finished, it is manually stretched on irons designed to eliminate folds in the hide created during the various processes. A detailed quality control is then carried out to check the tightness of the seams, the quality of the lining, the fit and the quality of added details so that the finished product meets the company's strict quality standards.
6 | Touch Forino Gloves
This is only a mere implementation of processing steps if it is not filled with passion, soul and love. We have devoted our lives to gloves since 1899. Each glove has a small part of us, a dream, an idea, a sleepless night in which we imagine the model and entire days stretching and calibrating. This is always done with the same desire and the same passion.