Vegetable tanning - making of the most traditional, desired and expensive of all leathers
Vegetable tanning is the most traditional, natural, and the only method able to give leather its exceptional characteristics. The transformation from raw hides into a material that will resist throughout time is a process that slowly happens into wooden drums. An astonishing procedure based on the use of natural tannins - natural substances extracted from different trees and vegetables, on modern technology and machinery. These natural tannin extracts make the vegetable-tanned leather unique by its texture, temper, strength, and softness. The final product - 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, which are much cheaper and not as high-quality as vegetable-tanned leathers. However, we always wanted to offer something exceptional to our customers. To give you the most extraordinary item you can get your hands on. So, on our special request, vegetable-tanned leather was made to preserve that style of a Crazy Horse leather.
The vegetable-tanned leather is produced by Italian tanneries who have handed down artisan traditions from father to son for centuries.
Our vegetable-tanned leather is produced by Italian tanneries who have handed down artisan traditions from father to son for centuries. It is made from Scandinavian cowhides with a high oil content to develop the style of a Crazy Horse leather. It means the leather will absorb the traces of your life, and mature without ruining. The natural patina process will cause the leather to form a glossy layer making the product look even more exceptional than before.
When scraped, it will change its color and will give it a worn-out appearance. This allows you to make your favorite brand new item look rugged, rare and matured. The patina will grow stronger with time, leaving your every chosen piece a one-of-a-kind item that reflects the owner’s lifestyle. Our “Vegetable-Tanned Crazy Horse Style Leather” can not be compared to any other leathers - it truly is a material of its own.
The patina will grow stronger with time, leaving your every chosen piece a one-of-a-kind item that reflects the owner’s lifestyle
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. All the leather used is a by-product of the meat industry. Being tanned with natural tannins, a vegetable-tanned leather can be easily disposed at the end of its life. The leather can be recycled and is biodegradable. 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 substance harmful to man and is highly tolerable for those who suffer from metal related allergies.
What is full grain leather?
This is strongest and most durable element of the hide of an animal, situated just below the coat. The grain pattern in this section of the hide is very taut which is why this particular leather has been titled "full-grain" leather.
Full-grain leather is the strongest and most durable leather meaning that over time, full-grain leather will only intensify its stately charm. It will do so developing a polish from being handled as opposed to other types of leather which can and will ultimately diminish with wear.
However, even the highest quality full-grain leather will have small irregularities, which makes it all the more unique. From healed scrapes where the animal possibly brushed against a wired fence, to insect bites or thicker surface areas and neck wrinkles, or even vein marks. Well we all have them, right? These slight irregularities are embraced and incorporated into our products to showcase each product's natural individuality and their handcrafted nature.
Our gray 100% authentic wool felt is produced in Germany, and it is one of the oldest documented materials known to mankind. The felt is carefully forged deriving from fine selected merino wool fibers, which are then compressed, giving it excellent characteristics to protect your precious gadgets. 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 withhold hold the test of time and has a refined touch that is unmatched in quality by cheap copies on the market.
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