Not all leather is created equal; there are diverse types of leather. Leather can be crafted from a variety of animal hides, each offering its unique characteristics and qualities. We exclusively use leather that is a byproduct remaining after the slaughter of animals. We do not utilize leather from animals bred or hunted for this purpose.

To use the hides, they need to be split. Most of the time, the hides are split into two layers: the top/grain layer and the genuine layer. The grain layer is a cut above the rest, serving as the foundation for full grain, top grain, corrected grain, and nubuck leather. Its strength and durability set it apart from genuine leather, which possesses a looser fiber structure and is often textured to mimic grain leather.

The term 'genuine leather' is therefore a misleading name for consumers. While it does indeed consist of real leather, the quality is often compromised as it is inherently weaker than the revered full grain/top grain leather. It's essential to discern between genuine leather and true quality leather.
After splitting, the leather is tanned. Tanning can occur in many different ways, but there are two main categories: chrome tanned and veg tanned. The chrome tanned method is a modern chemical process, while the veg tan is the traditional leather tanning method that uses natural pigments. Both tanning methods result in different properties of the leather. Chrome-tanned leather often produces a more supple leather that is better resistant to water. The veg tan tanning method often yields a somewhat stiffer end product with a beautiful patina. It's important for the chrome tanned leather to be processed in an environmentally friendly manner without discharging chemicals. Within both methods, thousands of variations are possible.

Beyond the chosen leather split and tanning method, quality heavily relies on the tannery's origin. Substantial quality disparities exist among various tanneries. Typically, the finest and highest-quality leather originates from Italy, Spain, Germany, and France. This is attributed to their longstanding tradition in leather tanning, stringent regulations, and advanced technological development.

Our commitment to creating high-quality leather goods leads us to choose only full grain and top grain calf leather. We use soft and supple chrome tanned bovine leather sourced from a reputable Italian tannery. Moreover, the eco-conscious practices upheld during the tanning process in Italy align with our sustainability values.