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About Us

CAPAF has been producing bags in its Scandicci headquarters since 1946. The owner, Giuliano Bonechi, has followed in the footsteps of his founding father and with his wife Marina creates real unique pieces, strictly made in Italy. Tradition and innovation coexist within the company, making each product "timeless". Wicker, raffia, twisted cotton, jute, wool and leather are the main materials of CAPAF products. CAPAF is a company of many variations and evolutions of colors and shapes : wicker and leather buckets, braided bags with raffia, clutch bags with refined jewel-like closures are some of the brand's top models.

“This is a job that is done first and foremost out of passion. Inspiration can be taken from anything; from a bag that I see worn by a woman passing by, from an old black and white image of my father who proudly displays his sample collection, from a design in an old magazine, or even from simple tests of cutting and stitching. All our bags are entirely and exclusively conceived, crafted, and assembled in Italy, following techniques that are strongly rooted in the past and which are essentially of artisanal workmanship. We have never been interested in producing large production numbers, because this would go against the nature of the product itself that is our trademark: classic, but youthful, and above all, exclusive.”

Giuliano Bonechi

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A real passion for weaving and craftsmanship.

Capaf is an artisanal company, which still produces with a handmade processing, offering the possibility of creating customized solutions. It is in fact possible to choose colors, materials, types of leather and shapes. In the Sixties Capaf knows its greatest development: production is refined and the simple woven and unlined bags inspired by baskets is now enriched with new wicker and straw fabric realizations finished with grosgrain linings and quality metallic elements. During the following years Capaf has introduced many other materials, combining the traditional weaving with other processes, such as knitting and crocheting, confirming its nature of continuous research of new forms and materials.

 

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