Hello we are Marta and Tommaso, we are 25 and 28 years old and we are the craftsmen hidden behind the mask of El Mato.
We are both graduates respectively in “Food Science and technology” and “Philosophy” and after studies, we decided to dedicate ourselves to our passion: the craftsmanship of leather.
After a learning period, first experiences between markets and shops and so many efforts and sacrifices we created our small company El Mato.
We work in Cremona, a small medieval town in northern Italy, in our laboratory few steps from the Duomo. Over time, increasing of customers and manual skills we bought sewing machines and job tools.
Have a look at our lab: https://it.pinterest.com/elmatolab/the-lab/
In our products design we always try to infuse style and personality to make them unique and recognizable: the simple, geometric lines and the cleaning and light shapes allow maximum optimization of materials and workmanship.
In our shop you will only find the highest quality leathers and fabrics from Italian companies and worked in each process entirely in Italy.
We have a certification from: “The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium” that guarantees tanning method and origin of the leather. This attention to raw materials supports and is reflected in the meticulous attention to detail in order to create the perfect union between different elements that carry out original and valuable products to the height of the great Italian handicraft tradition.