Quality in our Materials
We use premium full grain leather- the highest quality leather money can buy, (see Types of leather) (hyperlink to the Knowledge is Power section) and source our leather from high end tanneries in Italy, France and the US so the durability of your piece is assured. We use ethically sourced secondary hides (a byproduct of the meat industry); primarily in the form of vegetable tanned leather, a highly durable leather that is tanned using natural tannins, from tree bark, resulting in goods that not only take on unique characteristics with age, but can last a lifetime with the right care. Most of our bags are lined with lambskin.
SOLID BRASS AND COPPER RIVETS
We only use solid brass and copper rivets on our bags. These are 100% solid brass and copper and are attached by hand, one rivet at a time (even our gold plated hardware are plated on solid brass.) Each one is hand hammered and peened to create an unbreakable bond. This process has been done for hundreds of years and has proven its long lasting durability.
Riri and YKK SOLID BRASS ZIPPERS
We use Riri or YKK solid brass zippers, two brands well-known for quality and durability to ensure that your purchase stands the test of time.
BUCKLES, D-RINGS, CLASPS, etc.
All hardware is either solid brass or nickel/gold plated solid brass.
We do all this to ensure that you never have to worry that your hardware will rust, but rather will develop a beautiful patina over time.