“Bags for life.” That is the benchmark we set when we develop timelessly beautiful designs and implement them precisely, traditionally and artisanal in our manufactory in Lüneburg. That involves in our opinion to produce bags that meet the highest ecological standards and thus have a positive effect on the environment. With the olive leaf tanned leather, we take the next step in the direction and combine traditional handicraft with innovative materials. A long-lasting and amazingly handy, purely vegetally tanned premium leather for our bags comes into from due to the extracted tannings.
OLIVE LEAVES – NATUR’S TANNING
Olive leaves are a valuable, hardly used resource.
There are more about one million tons of olive leaves per year in Europe. As a side product of the olive harvest, many farmers just burn the leaves on the fields and cause CO2-emissions.
Researchers of the Leather Innovation Centre in Reutlingen, Germany succeeded to extract the natural tannings from the olive leaves and make them useful for the leather production. The outcome is a valuable leather which is harmless for health and environment as well as biodegradable. For this achievement the tanning was awarded with the Cradle to Cradle Gold Certificate.