Our Specialty leather comes exclusively from sustainable resources, following a rigorous selection process and only artisanal vegetable tanning methods.
Our Leather improves with the passage of time
Vegetable Tanning Process
01 VEGETABLE TANNINS
One of our secrets lies on the exquisite selection of tanning extracts from trees like Acacia, Quebracho or Mimosa.
02 TANNING PROCESS
Following the same process as they have been for hundreds of years, they place the leather, the tannins and the water into a giant wooden barrel which they keep spinning around for 3-4 weeks, which is the time needed to tan this type
Once the leather is tanned,
they remove it from the barrels and they press out the spare water.
04 DRYING PROCESS
Once the leather is drained, they hang it in breezy dryers with wind currents generated by the mountain breeze. The drying phase ends after 5-7 days, depending on the existent weather.
05 REDUCING THICKNESS
In this process the leather gets divided and reduced in terms of thickness with a really sharp blade.
One of the last processes consists in giving protection and durability to the leather. With a mixture of olive oil and beeswax made by our artisans, they create a layer on the leather to protect it and to improve its condition.
Depending on the type of finish chosen for each leather, they will use one technique or another. One of the most special processes is to get a final shine polished, obtained by rubbing a special piece of round glass on the leather.
Only the finest leather
Our finest and smoothest leather. This leather is the most pleasant to touch, and we mainly use it for our gloves because of its amazing characteristics. Elastic and resistant, it normally comes in matte and natural tones. The touch and feel are absolutely indescribable.
This leather comes from the best cows from the North of Spain, the ‘gochonas’ and the ‘vaca rubia gallega’. These cows enjoy natural spots that can offer the best feeding for their growth, attaining extraordinary quality of leather.
We use Nordic elk and North American deer leather. The softness, thickness and durability of this leather are unique. Elk is often called the king of the forest; a full-grown male can weigh over 600 kg. Has been a part of Finnish wildlife since the Stone Age, and has an important role in the mythology of the nation.
This leather comes from the horse, precisely from its back, oval and shell- shaped. The quantity of the leather that can be obtained is scarce, and its process can take up to six months. Its tanning is handcrafted and considered the most exclusive in the market.
Why Vegetable-Tanned Leather?
The differences in the processes and the final products are important. The most known and controversial method of tanning, due to its popular widespread use by the fashion industry, is chrome tanning. Using chromium salts, which are very harmful not only to the environment but also people, causes the pores of the leather to close resulting in a plastic-like, unnatural appearance. Despite these disadvantages, the chrome tanning industry accounts for more than 95% of the world’s leather production. This is mainly because the tanning process is much faster, cheaper, and there is less of a need for raw materials. This process is incredibly simpler and requires less expertise. The plant tanning process is much more expensive, time-consuming and less harmful to the environment.