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Better leather

Leather is already a fully natural and biodegradable material which means no additional plastics floating in our oceans. And we only use leather that is waste from the food industry (that otherwise would be thrown away), and we turn it into a valuable, long-lasting and luxurious piece.

Leather can last a lifetime, which means fewer products ending up in landfills. 

We will never use plastic linings or finishings, faux leather, microfibers or other types of synthetic materials in our bags. 

Italian vegetable tanned leather

Credits: @Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium

2/3 of our products are made using certified vegetable tanned leather in Italy

Vegetable tanning is an artisan tradition that the Tuscan tanneries in Italy have handed down in families for centuries, mixing antique recipes and state-of-the-art technology.

A traditional process based on the use of natural tannins, a substance that can be found in many different trees and vegetables, in variable concentration according to each species. These natural tannin extracts make vegetable-tanned leather unique and easily distinguishable.

No animal is killed for its skin

The raw hides are discarded by-products of the food industry producing meat for human consumption.

LEATHER IS BIODEGRADABLE

A vegetable-tanned leather object can be easily disposed of at the end of its life, thanks to its chemical-biological characteristics.

CERTIFIED LEATHER

Today 22 tanneries pass the strict selection criteria required to have their leather Certified: the tanneries have made huge investments in depuration systems and waste recycling that make them work in full respect of man and the environment.

HEAVY METAL AND TOXINS FREE

Vegetable-tanned leather does not contain any toxic substance such as azo-dyes, nickel, PCP or chrome VI.