We make everything in our hand we can to preserve an eco-friendly and compassionate approach in our small business. Animal welfare and environmental friendliness are crucial for us.
Our main materials for production is leather. As scary as that may sound, animals are not killed for the sole purpose of using their skin. Leather hides are byproducts of food industry. That means the materials we use would otherwise be waste, and the fact that a drop in demand for leather has sent skins to the landfill is a proof of that.
The tanning process of leather is also a concern for environment. Leathers need to be tanned in order for them not to decay and be resistant to wetting, supple and pleasant. When a chemical process is used for tanning, it is detrimental to our world. On the other hand, there is an alternative process called vegetable tanning, which uses substances that are natural extracts derived exclusively from vegetable sources such as chestnut and quebracho wood, gall nuts or tara pods. When leathers are tanned applying this process, tanning process is not harmful for the environment. Currently, it is not possible for us to use vegetable tanned leather 100% of the time, however, we always prefer it whenever it is an option. We are hardly working on making vegetable tanned leathers our sole leather source.
It is also very important for us to offer the premium quality leather for you, so that you can confidently use your products for a long time. For this, there are certain brands we prefer when buying hides. The brands we prefer include Horween and Badalassi Carlo (Tuscany).