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. Vegetable-tanned leathers are not chemical-exposed and environmentally friendly. The colours of these leathers are more natural, warmer and richer and they age more beautifully.
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. All the leather we supply and use in the making of our products are high-end quality full grain leather. The brands we prefer include Horween and Badalassi Carlo (Tuscany).
The reason we prefer full-grain vegetable-tanned leather is to make you a high-quality item that will be unique to you, that will age beautifully and develop a character, and that will be used for long years. Full-grain leather is the type of leather whose surface hasn't been altered at all. Because of this, it has natural markings (such as blemishes, branding, and stretch marks). However, this means it is the most strong and durable type of leather since it has not gone through any process (alterations). The natural markings on it are welcomed as unique characteristics rather than defects and the items made by full-grain leather are praised because of being one of a kind.