LISSOME Sustainability Guidelines: Fair + Ethical / Sustainable Materials / Eco-friendly Production / Local /Handcrafted + Artisanal
Description: Made from single piece of vegetable tanned leather, carefully designed to fold and keep a strong shape to hold your glasses - fixed with a Sam Browne brass stud to close.
Process: The entire piece is built by hand from my workshop, no machines are used at any stage. The leather is measured and cut in order to incorporate the natural markings of the hide. Finally, the raw edges are bevelled and burnished using beeswax to form smooth strong edges that will wear naturally over time.
Size: H 18cm x W 7cm
Colour: Available In Natural, Tan, Black, Brown.
Delivery: The item is made-to-order. The estimated delivery time is 10 days.
Made In: Handcrafted in England.
Materials: Vegetable Tanned leather and brass hardware. All materials are sourced in Europe.
What is Veg Tan Leather? The ancient craft of naturally tanning leather is complex and fascinating. Only natural materials such as leaves and husks are used to dye the leather, after which, each hide is hung for several weeks. This is compared to the globally dominant method of Chromium tanning, which reduces the process to a mere few days. Whilst certainly time-effective, it is important to me to try to avoid using chrome-tanned leather, as the vast use of chemicals in this process is very harmful to the environment, our waterways and oceans.
Apart from this being an ethical choice, it’s very much aesthetic and practical – veg-tan leather is beautiful, often displaying the history of life through scars and imperfections. The material will develop a wonderful patina unique to each owner and after years become a treasured object.