Michele & Giovanni Bertini's present is actually woven with its past. The company was founded in 1925 by Michele Bertini. The company became very soon one of the main producers of straw hats in the whole Florentine region-handmade hats and close ties with their customers being Mr. Bertini's strongest suits. The company later began producing women's handmade bags in straw and natural fibers. Upon the arrival of the 3rd generation of Bertinis-the company headed by Caterina Bertini (granddaughter of Michele) in the mid 1990's the company undergoes a radical modernization. Alongside the traditional products new handmade products in crochet, interwoven and macrame' s are created and sold to some of the most famous fashion brands in Italy and Internationally. The company has grown from being just a handmade hatmaker to a flexible, multiproduct international company able to adapt to the many changes of the market such as fashion, customer's needs, quality and colors without losing sight of its main staple that has been the same since day 1-making 100% handmade products all made in Italy.