Materials & maintenance

LEATHER

Vegetable tanned leather - the only leather with a life of its own that reflects your lifestyle

                                                                                   

We use only full grain vegetable-tanned leather of the highest quality which we source from Tuscany.

Full grain leather is a superior grade, taken from the top layer of the hide. This layer is the densest and therefore results in a tough durable leather.

Vegetable tanning is an environmentally friendly process that uses the natural tannins found in plants. The production of this unique leather is a traditional craft that requires time and skill.

The transformation from raw hides into a long lasting material takes many weeks in traditional wooden drums. Only this form of tanning gives leather the unique characteristics we look for, retaining natural flaws and markings to enhance its beauty. The surface of vegetable tanned leather is not treated allow the beauty of the hides' natural oils shine through. This natural finish means the leather softens, burnishes and embellishes with use.

Our leather is designed to age naturally as it becomes part of your life. Ageing does not compromise the durability of the leather but does give an authentic look. Colors are rich with warm tones that look natural and become more intense with the passage of time and daily use (especially tan leather). It shows your bag is one-of-a-kind piece that reflects your lifestyle. It becomes uniquely yours.

CARE

Natural vegetable tanned leather is very much alive. These pieces are meant to tell their story, which is why your items will arrive only a little treated with beeswax leather balm, allowing the leather to evolve over time, developing a patina of its own and making your bag unique, a bag that will never be repeated.

Full grain vegetable tanned leather does not require any particular maintenance process or protection.

Occasionally, for example if the leather starts to feel very dry, you may decide to treat it lightly with natural leather wax or leather balm (neutral/ natural colour). Please be sure test the product on an inconspicuous area. Leather care products may change the appearance of your bag! Please, be careful when applying the conditioner, it can leave marks on the reverse of the leather you may not like. Don't use harsh cleaners. If exposed to heavy rain let the product dry naturally. If needed apply a gentle leather conditioner. The leather will reacquire its patina and softness with wear. If you need help, please contact us.

                                                                               

 

MERINO WOOL FELT

A robust and supple material to protect your device perfectly

                                                      We use the finest 100% merino wool felt to create sleeves and pockets for your electronic equipment. Our wool felt, made in Germany, 1/8" (3 mm) thick is very durable and soft to the touch. This robust material is also antistatic, water repellent, non-synthetic and ecologically friendly. It is completely biodegradable and non-flammable. Provides perfect protection for your sleek devices.