Luxury-grade, chrome-free tanned leather.
From the beginning we have been working with high quality, vegetable tanned and chrome-free tanned leathers, which are sourced from Italy and Germany.
The vegetable tanning process
is the oldest and most intricate process among the different tanning procedures. It is an organic method relying on natural vegetable tannins
such as extracts of barks, leaves, fruits, berries, roots and wood.
Today, unfortunately, vegetable tanned leather make only 10% of the whole global production of leather. Most of the leathers produced today are chrome tanned, based on heavy metals, which is an environmentally hazardous process of tanning.
The process of vegetable tanned leathers is fairly time-consuming (the hides are soaked in large baths of concentrated tannins over a course of several months - as a comparison, the chrome tanning process is significantly faster and can be done in less than a day) and requires highly skilled craftsmen.
Vegetable tanned leather matures and transforms with the passage of time and thus developes a very beautiful and unique patina. It has a great ability of absorption and desorpion of perspiration, keeping the foot dry and comfortable. It is biodegradable and does not negatively affect the human health, especially important by direct contact with the skin.