Full grain vegetable-tanned leather from an Italian tannery

 

Sourced from Tuscany,  the area between Pisa and Florence, from the tannery that is sharing our passion for vegetable-tanned leather and has high standards of production. The vegetable-tanned leather is still produced following the traditional methods: turning raw hides into durable leather takes time and patience, and the skillful combination of technology and experience.

The quality of the vegetable-tanned leather we use is the result of long-lasting expertise of the tannery where it's sourced from and it’s closely connected to the lifestyle and culture of its production area. 

The hides we use are carefully selected to ensure the highest quality. It's full grain leather which means that during production it has not been sanded what saves it a natural look and character and very strong characteristics. 

 

Vegetable tanning of leather is the transformation from raw hides into a material that will resist throughout time is a process that slowly happens into wooden drums, in full respect of man and the environment.  An astonishing process based on the use of natural tannins extracted from trees, on modern technologies and machinery, and on the slow passing of time.

Among the various tanning methods, the vegetable tanning is still nowadays the most traditional, the most recognizable, the only one able to give leather unique characteristics. It is able to join comfort and look, fashion and tradition, uniqueness and versatility of the product. 

Vegetable-tanned leather absorbs the traces of our life, it matures without ruining. 

Choosing a product made of Vegetable-Tanned Leather means choosing a one-of-a-kind object that reflects the owner’s lifestyle.

Vegetable-tanned leather does not contain any toxic substance harmful to man and is highly tolerable for those who suffer from metal related allergies.

The vegetable-tanned leather productive cycle is strictly monitored to ensure a low impact on the environment:

  • No animal is killed for its skin. On the contrary, the raw hides used by our tanneries are the discarded by-products of the food industry producing meat for human consumption.
  • Being tanned with natural tannins, a vegetable-tanned leather object can be easily disposed of at the end of its life, thanks to its chemical-biological characteristics.
  • Our tanneries have made huge investments in depuration systems and waste recycling that make them work in full respect of man and the environment.
  • Many of the substances used during the tanning process are recovered, recycled and reused in different fields. Hair removed from raw hides is transformed into agricultural fertilizer; sludge produced by the depuration plants is reused in the construction field to make bricks.
  • Vegetable-tanned leather, recognizable from its trademark, does not contain any toxic substance such as azo-dyes, nickel, PCP or chrome VI

Finally, those consumers who care about product’s quality and environmental protection have a reference trademark when they buy their leather products!

In conclusion, a combination of the production process of the leather as saving it's full grain and vegetable tanning makes it premium choice leather that will serve a lifetime and will develop a beautiful patina over time, making it truly yours. 

 

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