The Materials

Leather

The leather used to make all the goods is a bovine vegetable tanned leather from a traditional tannery in the inlands of Spain. The hides are tanned by using naturals extracts from trees like Quebracho or Mimosa. This is a slower process than chrome tanning, but it respects the enviroment and permits to give colour‚ elasticity and strength to the leather. Afterworths the hides are submitted to a traditional oiling process where one by one layers of naturals oils and fats are applied by hand. This fundamental difference‚ compared to industrial tanned leather‚ gives the hides a unique flexibility and texture and makes that they are free of heavy metals or any other substances that could be toxic for the human skin.

Vegetable tanned leather Lin Cable Linen thread

Dyes

All hides are aniline dyed, which means the leather is dyed exclusively with soluble dyes, hence maintaining its natural surface. Unlike when using a topcoat paint or insoluble pigmented sealant. Seeming that any visible variations will remain visible they only use this technique for high quality leather. The dyes used on the hides only contain colorants free of amines as mentioned in the Directive 2002/61/CE of the European Parliament and European Council of the 9th of july 2002.

Thread

The thread used to hold everything together for many years to come is the famous Lin Câblé from Fil au Chinois. This french brand has been making thread since 1847. It is widely considered to be the best linen thread around and is used by luxury leather brands like Hermes or Louis Vuitton. Unlike other linen threads, the strands are twisted together a second time before being immersed in beeswax and then brushed with horsehair and stretched to produce a wonderfully smooth and resilient thread that makes the most beautiful rounded stitches.

    Lin Cablè - Fil au Chinois

    Oils & Waxes

    All oils and waxes used to protect our products are 100% natural. Most of them are our own blends. Our homemade leather balm for example. Virgen olive oil, natural bees wax and raw propolis are blended together for protection from the elements and to achieve a beautiful shine.