FULL GRAIN LEATHER
Our Signature Leather is made from Full Grain cow and buffalo hides, both of which are known for their durability and great looks. Buffalo leather comes from water buffalo and is extra robust, while cowhide is finer and commonly used in the leather world. All of our skins are by-products from the food industry.
Full grain leather is the top layer of the hide, with the least amount of processing. Therefore, the material still has natural color variations and patterns, making each piece unique. It is dyed using the Semi Vegetable method, which preserves the natural texture and strength of the leather.
We produce our Signature Leather in Turkey.
A more sustainable method
SEMI VEGETABLE TANNING
Semi Vegetable tanning is a method for treating leather used to create a more environmentally friendly and sustainable product. The method combines both chemical and biological processes to reduce the use of chemicals and water in production. It’s a hybrid between traditional vegetable tanning and modern chrome tanning.
Today, a lot of leather is tanned using the chrome method due to its fine quality and faster, more cost-effective process compared to vegetable tanning. However, this method also contributes to greater pollution. Semi Vegetable tanning eliminates the need for many of the chemicals used in chrome tanning, and replaces them with more sustainable alternatives such as vegetable tannins known from traditional vegetable tanning.
Another advantage of Semi Vegetable tanning is its lower water requirements during production. Traditional leather tanning usually demands substantial amounts of water, often leading to greater pollution and environmental impact. Semi Vegetable tanning requires significantly less water and often recycles the water used in the process..
Semi Vegetable tanning creates a more natural and organic leather appearance
Semi Vegetable tanning also result in a more natural and organic leather, providing a unique and authentic appearance. The finished material looks beautiful and has natural-looking colors and finish. Additionally, it has a softer surface that is more comfortable to touch and wear.
A popular tanning method among sustainable producers and consumers
Due to the sustainable and environmentally friendly advantages of Semi Vegetable tanning, it has gained popularity among producers and consumers seeking to support more sustainable production methods, at fair prices without compromising the superior quality leather holds over vegan materials. It stands as an example of how technology and innovation can contribute to improving environmental challenges and creating new opportunities for the future.
Leather Working Group
The Leather Working Group (LWG) is an international organization working to promote sustainability in the leather industry. It evaluates and certifies leather factories based on environmental and social standards to promote responsible leather production.
Our Signature Leather factories are Gold rated by LWG.
This is a high standard of certification awarded to leather factories that demonstrate excellence in sustainability and environmental practices in the production of leather goods.