Vegetable tanning - the most traditional and natural of methods and the only one which gives leather truly exceptional characteristics
Vegetable tanning is the most traditional and natural of methods and the only one which gives leather truly exceptional characteristics. The transformation of raw hide into a material that will not only last but become even more beautiful over time is a process which begins in wooden drums. It is an astonishing procedure based on the use of natural tannins extracted from various trees and vegetables in tandem with modern technology and machinery. The natural tannin extracts help to create a leather unique in its texture, temper, strength, and softness and make this the most traditional, desired and expensive of all leathers.
Vegetable tanned Crazy Horse style leather
To give you the most extraordinary item you can get your hands on
Most craftsmen use chrome tanned Crazy Horse type leathers in their work, which are much cheaper and not as high quality as vegetable tanned varieties. However, we wanted to offer our customers something exceptional and extraordinary and requested vegetable tanned leather to be specially made in the Crazy Horse style.
Vegetable tanned leather is produced in Italian tanneries where artisan skills and traditions have been passed from fathers to sons for centuries
Our vegetable tanned leather is produced in Italian tanneries where artisan skills and traditions have been passed from fathers to sons for centuries. Made from Scandinavian cowhides with a high oil content, Crazy Horse-style leather will in time begin tell the story of your life and mature beautifully without ruining. The natural patina process will cause a glossy external layer to be created making the product look even more exceptional than before.
The patina will grow stronger with time, making every piece chosen a truly one-of-a-kind item that reflects the owner’s lifestyle
When scraped, it will change color and leaving behind an appealingly ‘worn-out’ appearance. This gives you the control to make your favorite brand new item look as rugged, rare and matured as you wish. The patina will grow stronger with time, making every piece chosen a truly one-of-a-kind item that reflects the owner’s lifestyle. Our vegetable tanned Crazy Horse style leather simply cannot be compared to other leathers - it really is a material in its very own league.
In full respect of man and environment
Production of our vegetable-tanned leather is strictly monitored to ensure a low impact on the environment
Production of our vegetable-tanned leather is strictly monitored to ensure a low impact on the environment with only hides which are by-products of the meat industry used. Because it is tanned only with natural tannins, vegetable-tanned leather can be easily and safely disposed of at the end of its life. It can also be recycled and is fully biodegradable. Furthermore, many of the substances used during the tanning process are recovered, recycled and reused in different fields. Our vegetable-tanned leather does not contain any toxic substances and can therefore be tolerated by those suffering from metal related allergies.
What is full grain leather?
Full grain leather is the strongest and most durable leather on the market. Small irregularities from healed scrapes, insect bites or even vein marks make this leather more unique and beautiful.
This is the strongest and most durable element of the hide of the animal, situated just below the coat. The grain pattern in this section is very taut which is why this particular leather has been titled ‘full-grain’ leather.
Full-grain leather is the strongest and most durable of all leathers. Time and wear will only enhance its strength and appeal. In time, it will develop a sheen from being handled, as opposed to other leather types, the quality of which can and will ultimately diminish.
Even the highest quality full-grain leather will contain small irregularities making for a product which is always unique. Imperfections might include scrapes or indents where the animal brushed against a fence or tree, insect bites, neck wrinkles or even vein marks. Real beauty is often found in imperfection and these slight irregularities are embraced by us and incorporated into our products to showcase both their natural individuality and handcrafted nature.
Our grey 100% authentic wool felt is produced in Germany, and it is one of the oldest documented materials known to mankind.
The gray 100% authentic Merino wool felt we source from Germany is one of the oldest documented materials known to mankind. The felt is carefully created from specially selected super-fine Merino wool fibers, which are then compressed making it the ideal material to protect your precious gadget and other items. Whether shielding your iPhone, tablet, laptop, house keys or life savings you can breathe easily knowing this buffer is sturdy yet soft, water repellent, shock-absorbing and all-natural. It’s durable enough to withstand the test of time and has a refined quality that is unmatched by cheaper copies on the market.
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