The leathers:

 Italian vegetable tanned "Ghost" Leather:                                    

The distinguishing feature of Ghost leather is the protective wax and tallow coating. This coating wears into the leather with use, further conditioning it, and revealing the beautiful rich leather underneath over time.                       

La Bretagna, the producer of this wonderful leather, was established in 1961. It is called “LA BRETAGNA” precisely because that is the French region from which they have always bought raw skins. The beautiful pastures of La Bretagna have always been the best in the entirety of the European panorama.    

From the very beginning, La Bretagna has married ecological, natural and biodegradable philosophies, focusing solely on vegetable tanning. By using natural tannins composed by organic substances such as tree barks, leaves, fruits and vegetable oils, the leather is soft and guaranteed to have a long-life.      

Their specialty has always been the production of tallow-stuffed and hand padded leather, carried out by the expert hands of skillful workers who dye the skins one by one.      

This Vegetable-tanned leather is certified by the Consortium “Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetable”.  The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium regulates, preserves and guarantees the production of vegetable-tanned leather made in Tuscany throughout its quality trademark: Tuscan Vegetable-Tanned Leather.


Italian Vegetable Tanned "Buttero" Leather:

     Italian Buttero has a firm temper, making it perfect for small leather goods. This is a very unique leather, especially in terms of aging. Having no coating or finish applied, in the beginning, it scratches quite easily. With abrasion, the oils from your hands, and various environmental factors, the scratches will begin to fade as the leather darkens and is further smoothed by use. Those initial scratches become the base for the eventual patina that will develop, and really add an interesting visual depth.

     This fantastic leather comes from Conceria Walpier. Founded in 1973, and currently run by the son of the founder, Conceria Walpier specializes in vegetable tanned French cow hides. This is some of the finest Tuscan leather available, and is truly unique.

     This Vegetable-tanned leather is certified by the Consortium “Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetable”.  The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium regulates, preserves and guarantees the production of vegetable-tanned leather made in Tuscany throughout its quality trademark: Tuscan Vegetable-Tanned Leather.


Italian Vegetable Tanned "Pueblo" Leather:

     This is a very particular leather from an artisanal tannery in Tuscany. It is tanned with extracts of bark and liquored with animal fats inside wooden barrels. It is then dyed with aniline (transparent) colorings, air dried, and stone polished. Unlike most leathers tanned using plastic pigmentations, the use of aniline dyes preserves the nature of the leather and exalts the unique features of each and every hide. This is truly unique, as most tanneries, in their quest for uniformity, use much harsher processes to hide and disguise the individual nature of the hides. This leather has no secrets or tricks, everything on the hide is presented to be valued aesthetically and texturally. These leathers do not fear the passage of time, becoming more beautiful with shifts in tonalities, darkened by light, heat, and polished by abrasion, they develop a personality unique to your relationship with this leather.


Japanese Tochigi Vegetable Tanned Leather:

Founded in 1937, in the Tochigi prefecture of Japan, The Tochigi tannery produces the best glazed vegetable tanned leather in the world. This leather is of a nice firm temper, is super tough, and resilient.  It acquires a great patina, being a veg-tanned leather, but doesn't stain as easily as most veg-tanned leathers because of its smooth, shiny, glazed finish.