Authentic, respectful and durable

Authentic, respectful and durable.

Our Specialty leather comes exclusively from sustainable resources, following a rigorous selection process and only artisanal vegetable tanning methods. 

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

Our Leather improves with the passage of time

The steps

Vegetable Tanning Process

The steps

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 liturgy as they have been doing it 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 of leather.

03 DRAINING

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.

06 CONDITONERS/
WAXES

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.

07 POLISH

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.

Our Leather

Only the finest leather

Our Leather

Only the finest leather

Lamb 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 mate and natural tones. The touch and feel it is absolutely indescribable.

Cowhide Leather

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.

Deerskin/Elkskin 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 weight 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.

Cordovan Leather

Shell Cordovan is the art of tanning at its finest. 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?

Probably the question is not why we should use the same natural and respectful method that our grandparents used. The question is why should we focus the evolution of tanning methods on reducing costs instead of improving the qualities of the leather, following the same philosophy of respect for the raw material and for the environment.

95% of the leathers produced today are tanned with a very harmful chemical called Chrome. Basically, what this chemical does is accelerating the process of 2 months that natural vegetable tanning takes, to 1 day, reducing production costs to a minimum and losing many of the qualities of the leather. One of the characteristics lost is that it closes the pores of the skin, turning it into something more similar to plastic than to natural leather. However, vegetable tanned leather leaves the pores open, allowing the leather to breathe and stay alive, creating a beautiful patina over time that our customers love.

Another of the main differences between both processes is the expertise required for their production. Natural vegetable tanning follows very complex artisanal processes that require qualified artisans to carry out each of the processes until obtaining an excellent leather. This expertise is passed from generation to generation, and the tanning “formula” is always their best kept secret.

Why Vegetable-Tanned Leather?

Probably the question is not why we should use the same natural and respectful method that our grandparents used. The question is why should we focus the evolution of tanning methods on reducing costs instead of improving the qualities of the leather, following the same philosophy of respect for the raw material and for the environment.

95% of the leathers produced today are tanned with a very harmful chemical called Chrome. Basically, what this chemical does is accelerating the process of 2 months that natural vegetable tanning takes, to 1 day, reducing production costs to a minimum and losing many of the qualities of the leather. One of the characteristics lost is that it closes the pores of the skin, turning it into something more similar to plastic than to natural leather. However, vegetable tanned leather leaves the pores open, allowing the leather to breathe and stay alive, creating a beautiful patina over time that our customers love.

Another of the main differences between both processes is the expertise required for their production. Natural vegetable tanning follows very complex artisanal processes that require qualified artisans to carry out each of the processes until obtaining an excellent leather. This expertise is passed from generation to generation, and the tanning “formula” is always their best kept secret.

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