We are passionate about unique and quality design. Individuality is not just the look of a piece, but the idea, process, people and values behind it.
We believe that people who handcraft a product become part of that product. In a world where mass production has become a driver of low cost, disposable products, we rely on artisans to make authentic pieces that can last a lifetime.
We ♡ Slow Fashion
One distinctive feature of our shoes is that they all made from a fine, full grain, vegetable tanned Vacchetta leather. We work with some of the oldest and most respected tanneries in Italy to source the best leathers that are tanned in natural, traditional way.
Vegetable tanning is an artisan tradition that the Tuscan tanneries have handed down from father to sonfor centuries, mixing antique recipes and state-of-the-art technology. Among the various tanning methods, the vegetable tanning is still nowadays the most traditional, the most recognisable, the only one able to give leather unique characteristics. It is able to join comfort and look, fashion and tradition, uniqueness and versatility of the product.
Vegetable-tanned leather productive cycle is strictly monitored to ensure a low impact on the environment:
- No animal is killed for its skin. On the contrary, the raw hides used by our tanneries are the discarded by-products of the food industry producing meat for human consumption.
- Being tanned with natural tannins, a vegetable-tanned leather object can be easily disposed of at the end of its life, thanks to its chemical-biological characteristics.
- Many of the substances used during the tanning process are recovered, recycled and reused in different fields.
- Vegetable-tanned leather, recognizable from its trademark, does not contain any toxic substance such as azo-dyes, nickel, PCP or chrome VI
Everyone has the right to know where their products are from.
We work with a wide range of artisans, and feel that they should get the recognition that they deserve for the skill that goes into making such quality products. This in turn further helps support their craft communities as people understand the benefits and value of their work. This doesn’t just mean those that put together the final piece but the individual companies behind each material and process.
We hope this modern, transparent way of thinking directly affects your purchase decisions. This way you are informed of what you are really paying for.