Sourcing eco-friendly leather
We exclusively use vegetable-tanned leather for our products. This method involves organic ingredients such as oak bark, roots (such as hemlock, traditionally used by the First Nations people of Quebec), leaves and fruits to macerate the hides from 30 - 60 days in oak barrels. The natural tannins in the ingredients act as an acidic agent during the maceration.
This way, the leather is fully biodegradable, with no chemical agents used.With this natural process, the leather will age according to its use and by exposure to sunlight. Over time, vegetable-tanned leather develops a patina, a natural finish unique to each piece of leather.
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