Our French leather
+ Ethical leather: we source our leather from France, from a tannery that is producing a very high quality leather. The tannery has been a family business since early 1900. The third generation who is now in charge of the tannery shares our value of craftsmanship, traditions and sustainability. They have a deep attachment to their people and their “land”. The fact that the factory is based in France ensures very good working conditions and wages, which is sadly very rare in this industry.
+ Upcycled material: the tannery only uses skins that are byproducts of the food industry. No animal is sacrificed for its skin. We are just transforming waste into a luxury material.
+ Traceability: the tannery works exclusively with the best cattle farms (only four) in France and Swiss. Every skin is numbered for traceability matter.
+ Environmental practices: the tannery has a full pre-biological and physical-chemical treatment station which drastically reduces the waste output from their industrial activities. Once the water has been processed at the tannery, it is transfered to the local waste water treatment plant for a last treatment. The remaining contaminants are removed and the water is released in the rivers.
+ Limits: chrome is used to produce our leather in order to meet our quality standards. However, regulation regarding the use of chemicals in industrial activities is rigorous in France and many controls apply. The level of chrome in our leather also meets REACH standards.