BIO CALF LEATHER: WHAT IS IT?
Our bio leather is an alternative to traditional chromium leather, which is tanned using products that are harmful to the environment. Our partner uses advanced techniques to create our bio leather: it is produced with materials that are 100% biodegradable, without suffering any quality loss - which is often the case when using other organically tanned leather.
To produce the leather, the hides are tanned with chrome-free products. We work with small family businesses, adhering to the highest ecological and technical standards. They don’t use any polluting chemicals and instead work with tannins of trees, polymers and glutaric aldehyde. These are all natural resources, which don’t affect the environment.
During the manufacturing process, our partners reuse solid waste as fertiliser and reduce volatile compound emissions by drying the leather at room temperature.
When the tanning process is completed, the leather is finished with a water-repellent coating, creating a product suitable for rainy days.
Being colourfast and water-repellent, our bio calf leather shares similar properties with traditional leather. The big advantage is that it doesn’t have to pollute our planet.
Creating this type of leather is an expensive process, which might be a reason not every brand pursues to make use of it. As we truly value sustainability, we invest in the most environmentally friendly option possible, which is reflected in our pricing.