For our leather goods we mainly use full grain leathers, which are the rarest and most valuable leathers of all.
The top layer of the skin is evenly dyed through, which is only possible if the surface of the skin is nearly perfect. Once it has been tanned, small scratches do no harm to these beautiful natural leathers; they disappear as quickly as they appeared, proving the high quality of the natural and authentic leather surface.
Full grain aniline-dyed leathers are defined by their richness in character and relative high humidity, which makes them soft and vivid without requiring special care.
All calf and sheep leathers we work with come entirely from France, the Tuscany and the Veneto Region in Italy.
Thousands of years ago, tanning methods using plant extracts began to develop. Vegetable tanned leathers were and are still used for horse gear, bookbinding and the interior of high-end footwear and leather goods.
Vegetable-tanned leathers are renowned for their high stability and durability for years and decades. They age beautifully with a strong patina.
The high quality leather we use for the linings of the men's wallets and a selection of the fish bag, is an especially smooth traditional English calfskin from a tannery in the English Midlands.