What Leather Do We Use?
All our leather goods are made using the Full-Grain Leather. This type of leather is the most durable and the best quality. It is the top most part of the animal hide and is not sanded and thus, preserves its natural character. Using this type of leather helps us to create accessories that don't wear-out easily with use and time. Apart from using the highest grade of leather we also ensure that it is Vegetable-Tanned Leather.
Tanning is the process of converting an animal hide into leather. The tanneries we source the leather from only use the traditional methods of tanning. This method is a very natural process where raw materials from the nature like tree barks and flowers are used instead of harsh chemicals thus, making it more environmentally friendly.
However, this process can take time and a leather hide can take several weeks or a year before it can be used. The choice to use this type of leather enables us to provide quality leather wallets for Men who value tradition, craftsmanship and above all respect Mother Nature. All tanneries that we work with are either based in the UK or Italy and strive to produce the highest quality of leather. Most of the leather used for making our goods is a by-product of the meat industry, thus helping us to use the waste. Our wallets are handmade in the UK and have a lower carbon footprint due to less transportation costs.
Focus on Craftsmanship
Watch the making of our Steindl Laptop Bag in Tuscany, Italy.
All our leather goods are handmade by the local artisans, both in the UK and Italy. These artisans are renown for their craftsmanship and the skill is passed to them from one generation to the other. Every wallet is made by the same person from the initial stage to the final stage. This process makes the artisan fully committed to the entire process of production and they ensure the quality of every wallet is to a high standard. By following this engagement model we are able to provide opportunities for the local craftsmen community and thus, empower them to not let the art die.