Most frequent questions and answers

Vegetable tanned leather

Cammello, Fieno, Cuoio, Papaya, Agave, Nude, Naturale – 1,2 mm

Quality and characteristics of vegetable-tanned leather 

Today, despite millennium have passed, Vegetable Tanning remains the most classic, traditional and recognizable, and the closest to the condition of nature, the most respectful of ecology and the most suitable to combine comfort and aesthetics, fashion and tradition, versatility of use and uniqueness of product. With Vegetable Tanning nature has found a way to combine with nature, because the protein of the skin admirably receives the action of the tannin which is basically the principle active content in tannic plant materials. It is therefore precisely the tannin that allows the processing of leather into leather. This substance is found more or less concentrated in numerous types of trees and plants and can be present both in the bark and in the leaves, both in the wood and in the bark or even in fruits and roots. Are they that give the tanned leather that characteristic of uniqueness that makes it so special, so immediately distinguishable from other types of concepts. The “leather scent” is something unique and it is in fact impossible, in front of leather products, whether they are bags, belts, wallets or something else, not recognize the vegetable tanned for the particular reaction that occurs only with the skin which reacts to tannin mixtures.

The smell of leather combines effectively with the smell of leather body. Vegetable leather has another great advantage, namely to age with the passing of time, modifying itself, changing color slightly, acquiring a unique appearance its kind. It is for this reason that once you purchase a vegetable tanned product it is then difficult to get rid of, because the objects made with this material are transformed into real ones reliable, unique and long-lasting travel companions, who remind us of adventures once they are old lived and time spent together. 

The Genuine Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium is based in Tuscany, along the banks of Arno river, between Florence and Pisa. The associated tanneries operate in symbiosis with the environment thanks to a production district that is cutting-edge, both in terms of technology and organization.

Otter -1,1 mm

This pebble full-grain Italian Latigo Leather is made from cowhide. This leather is thin, stiff, lightweight, and durable. This leather is approximately 1.1 mm thick.

«Latigo leather is most commonly made from cowhide. It is first chrome tanned, which involves soaking the hide in a solution of acidic salts and then drying it before further processing. Next it is vegetable tanned by soaking it in a series of vats with progressively higher concentrations of tanning solutions. After completing the tanning process, the hides are tumbled in large drums to absorb various oils and waxes. This makes them more pliable and supple, while retaining their strength»

Here is more about Latigo leather: https://bestleather.org/types-of-leather/latigo/

Honey and Emerald – 1,3 mm

Hand-buffed: it is leather that has been colored by hand with dyes (usual aniline) following the most ancient craft techniques. The result is a “unique” skin, with a deep color and natural appearance thanks to the multi-tone effect.

Mineral tanned leather

Light Tobacco, Sapphire, Black – 1,3 mm

This full-grain mineral-tanned Ukrainian leather is made from cowhide. This leather is smooth and sturdy. In the crafting process, this leather is hand-polished with a conditioner made from the mixture of beeswax and olive oil.  This leather is approximately 1.3 mm to 1.5 mm thick.   

Toffee – 1,1 mm

Napa leather is really just a term used to describe leather that is incredibly soft, smooth, and strong. There is no firm definition of what “napa” is, so the actual leathers can range widely in thickness, finish, grain pattern, color, and even the animals it comes from.

Given it’s high quality, Napa leather is usually made from full grain leather. This cut of leather contains the outer layout of the hide, referred to as the “grain”; it hasn’t been sanded or buffed to remove any imperfections. Generally, only the hair is removed on full grain leathers. The grain generally has densely packed fibers that are finer; this results in a surface that is very strong, durable, and can withstand tough use.

Nappa leather is real leather. It also is usually one of the highest qualities of leather, made from the Top Grain of the hide. The hides used to make Napa leather often come from calves, lambs, and kid goats. Their hides are usually more soft, and supple, translating into a finished leather that maintains some of those qualities.

Napa leather is made through a process called tanning. Tanning includes of up to 25 steps and can take from days to months depending on the process used.Chromium tanning also yields leathers that take and hold colored dye relatively well. This produces a very visually appealing, and soft leather suitable for a range of leather goods including bags, gloves, purses,wallets, and a number of fine leather goods and personal accessories. Napa leathers also come in many colors making then both physically soft and visually stunning.

Light tobacco 

Nude

Naturale

 

Cammello

Fieno

Cuoio

Papaya

Agave

 Otter

Honey

Emerald

Sapphire

Black

Toffee

Belt closure

 

Chunky clasp closure

Chunky magnetic closure

Magnetic closure

Spine, 1 card slot + secretarial pocket

Bottom pocket with slit + tall angled secretarial pocket 

Tall angled secretarial + simple pocket 

Secretarial + tall angled secretarial pocket 

2 card slots + secretarial pocket

2 card slots + sleeve pocket

3 card slots + secretarial pocket

Secretarial + sleeve pocket

Secretarial + simple pocket

Secretarial + bottom pocket

Sleeve pockets

Simple pockets

Set of letters for free personalization