First and foremost, we select the best hides and skin. We have always worked with some of the best tanneries in the world, including Italian tannery Tempesti through which we buy vegetable tanned and aniline dyed calfskin. This kind of leather is tanned from natural plant extracts such as oak bark, rhubarb, eucalyptus, and acacia bark. Using the highest quality of skins, we make sure that our products patinate beautifully and stay with our customers for years.
Another central component is the hardware we use, including belt buckles, hinges and locks. These are all our own design, and all made from solid brass which is plated with silver and palladium. Plating with palladium on top of the silver secure that the hardware will maintain the same look, even after many years of daily use. In our Atelier, we create, and prototype new designs and we test them to the limit before we go into sample phase.
When the product is right in terms of construction and durability, we team up with our partners in Italy. Those are all world-class artisans, most of them going back 1 or 2 generations. In coop with our partners, we are can think through every important detail of a product - details that in the end makes the difference between a good or a great product.