LISSOME Sustainability Guidelines: Fair + Ethical / Sustainable Materials / Eco-friendly Production / Local /Handcrafted + Artisanal
Description: A stylish and unique way to carry cards, cash or coins. Made from a single piece of natural vegetable tanned leather, this wallet has been hand-cut, grooved, punched, bevelled, burnished and waxed.
Size Approx: H 10cm W 6.5cm
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.