Searching for authenticity

Searching for authenticity

At Café we base our philosophy on three pillars: the search for authenticity, a passion for the small details, and respect for things well made. Café is our way of understanding life expressed through authentic products. Products made by the best artisan hands of Ubrique (Spain) and with the best raw materials on the market. One of our secrets lies in the use of the best 100% vegetable tanned leather. All our processes are environmentally friendly. 

Be Authentic. Stay Curious.

Products made to last, like the old days.

Tired of buying products with clearly planned obsolescence, and in the quest to produce cheaper and faster, it seems that we forgot one of the most important things in any product. The soul.

Since then, our mission has been to bring back all these good traditions. That way of doing things that our grandparents had when the time was slower and details were everything. Focus on doing things to last, with care, and always looking for the best sustainable raw materials. Materials where all the senses come into play, except for the taste (although sometimes we have been tempted to try our leather in a salad or so).

Luckily, and although they are in danger of extinction, there are still small artisan villages that have not lost that essence or that know-how. We have traveled a lot to learn about these traditions, both in Spain and in the rest of the world and without a doubt, it has been worth it.

Products made to last. like the old days.

Tired of buying products with clearly planned obsolescence, and in the quest to produce cheaper and faster, it seems that we forgot one of the most important things in any product.The Soul

Since then, our mission has been to bring back all these good traditions. That way of doing things that our grandparents had when time was slower and details were everything. Focus on doing things to last, with care, and always looking for the best sustainable raw materials. Materials where all the senses come into play, except for the taste (although sometimes we have been tempted to try our leather in a salad or so).

Luckily, and although they are in danger of extinction, there are still small artisan villages that have not lost that essence or that know-how. We have traveled a lot to learn about these traditions, both in Spain and in the rest of the world and without a doubt, it has been worth it.

Why Café?

We are often asked this question.Let’s be clear, we are crazy about Coffee. We do not understand a day without our caffeine dosis, but this is not the main reason why we are Café. When we launched the brand, we realized that there were many similarities between our products and the Specialty Coffee. All our manufacturing processes are absolutely handcrafted and focus to detail. It happens exactly the same in each of the phases of Specialty Coffee manufacturing, from the handmade harvest to the preparation by the barista expert. Besides, the vegetable tanned leather, as the coffee, is tremendously sensorial.

Finally, one of the main differences between the specialty coffee and the commercial one, is the sustainable agriculture and processes. To be able to obtain unique flavours in the mug, it is essential to use ecological growing techniques. At Café Leather we do the same. All our processes, from skin tanning with natural extracts, to the manufacturing of our products by the best artisan hands of Ubrique (Spain), are completely handcrafted and they follow ecological and sustainable processes.

molino de café
molino de café

Why Café?

We are often asked this question. Let’s be clear, we are crazy about Coffee. We do not understand a day without our caffeine dosis, but this is not the main reason why we are Café.
When we launched the brand, we realized that there were many similarities between our products and the Specialty Coffee. All our manufacturing processes are absolutely handcrafted and focus to detail. It happens exactly the same in each of the phases of Specialty Coffee manufacturing, from the handmade harvest to the preparation by the barista expert. Besides, the vegetable tanned leather, as the coffee, is tremendously sensorial.

 

Finally, one of the main differences between the specialty coffee and the commercial one, is the sustainable agriculture and processes. To be able to obtain unique flavours in the mug, it is essential to use ecological growing techniques. At Café Leather we do the same. All our processes, from skin tanning with natural extracts, to the manufacturing of our products by the best artisan hands of Ubrique (Spain), are completely handcrafted and they follow ecological and sustainable processes.

drying leather

Our Leather

Leather is one of the raw materials our ancestors appreciated most. Since leather is a breathable material, people began investigating how to preserve its raw quality and how to make it more durable. This is what we call tanning. The process of 100% vegetable tanning is one that is done in the most natural and environmentally respectful way possible, as was done before, without using chemicals to help lower costs. One of the main characteristics of vegetable tanned leather is that its pores are left open, allowing the leather to create a unique and beautiful patina over time.

explore our leather

drying leather

Our Leather

Leather is one of the raw materials our ancestors appreciated most. Since leather is a breathable material, people began investigating how to preserve its raw quality and how to make it more durable. This is what we call tanning. The process of 100% vegetable tanning is one that is done in the most natural and environmentally respectful way possible, as was done before, without using chemicals to help lower costs. One of the main characteristics of vegetable tanned leather is that its pores are left open, allowing the leather to create a unique and beautiful patina over time.

explore our leather

Our Artisans

Located at the foot of the spectacular Sierra de Grazalema, appearing amongst rocks and cork trees, one of the so-called white villages of the mountains of Cadiz: Ubrique. This small Spanish village is probably the home of the best artisans in the leather world, learning from generation to generations and taking their job as a way of life.

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cutting leather artisan
cutting leather artisan

Our Artisans

Located at the foot of the spectacular Sierra de Grazalema, appearing amongst rocks and cork trees, one of the so-called white villages of the mountains of Cadiz: Ubrique. This small Spanish village is probably the home of the best artisans in the leather world, learning from generation to generations and taking their job as a way of life.

read more about our artisans

rolled fabric

Fabrics

As said before, we only work with the finest and most respectful materials.
Our suppliers offer us their knowledge passed from generation to generation to produce materials that look for excellence. That is why we use the finest Organic Cotton, Tencel or our famous waxed canvas developed by old Fishermens from the north of England.

rolled fabric

Fabrics

As said before, we only work with the finest and most respectful materials. Our suppliers offer us their knowledge passed from generation to generation to produce materials that look for excellence. That is why we use the finest Organic Cotton, Tencel or our famous waxed canvas developed by old Fishermens from the north of England.

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Respect

For us being sustainable is to create products which last for the rest of the life. On our planet they produce 100 000 millions of clothing per year and more than half of them end up in the rubbish in less than one year. That’s why our designs are based on raw materials which are respectful and high-quality ones, obsessively preserving the small details. We do things the way they did before in order to last longer.

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leather detail on t-shirt
leather detail on t-shirt

Respect

For us, being sustainable is not only about using respectful materials, but to create products that last a lifetime. Our planet produces millions and millions of products per year and more than half of them end up in the rubbish in less than six months. That is definitely not respectful nor sustainable. We design to last, not to make you buy another one in the next few months, obsessively preserving the small details. And no doubt it is a handicap to sell more, but we prefer to do things like in the old times, to last. Your confidence in our products for sure will make you buy more products from our collection in the near future.

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What they say about us

Our stockists will love to see you

Tonsor & Cie
31 Rue bouquières, 31000 Toulouse, Francia
tonsor-cie.com

Rialto Living
Carrer deSant Feliu, 3, 07012 Palma, Illes Balears
rialtoliving.com

Super Officine
Viale Stefano Franscini 1, 6900 Lugano, Suiza
superofficine.com

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