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Tuscany vegetable tanned leather Consortium

Our Tuscan tannery is one of the founding members of the “Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium” with its quality trademark: Tuscan Vegetable-Tanned Leather.

vegetable tanned leather Consortium

The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium is a group of certified tanneries that follow strict guidlines for tanning leather and operate under a quality seal called Pelle al Vegetable or the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium. That's why our front pocket wallets are organic, good for the environment and good for you.

The quality standards are strict and have ten basic tenents, this article will highlight some of them:

  • It should be made in Tuscany
  • The tanneries of the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium are all located in Tuscany along the banks of Arno river, between Florence and Pisa.
  • Certified Quality
  • By joining the consortium, the tanneries agree to undergo 3d party quality controls by the : I.CE.C – Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector.
  • No animal is killed for its skin
  • All the leather is repurposed from European farms which comply with EU legislation on animal welfare.
  • No chemicals are used in the tanning process
  • The leather is tanned using only plant based tannins.

      Furthermore, the tanneries have to use: 

      • Metal free leather
      • Using only natural raw materials,
      • Should hire and operate without any gender/ethnicity discrimination
      • Should operate following typical Italian standards for leather tanning
      • Follow ISO 26000 for social responsibility
      • Follow the logic of a circular economy

      Procuring leather from a founding member of The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium makes us confident that we can offer a product which is sustainable and of great quality: it’s free from chemicals and metals – the workers making the leather are working in good conditions and the quality of this particular Tuscany vegetable tanned leather is second to none.

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