Vintage is the best option.
We work with beautiful vintage linen, we don't produce new fabric. Vintage linen has irregularities in its thread, which make it unique and different from any other fabric. It is often woven with hemp and sometimes nettle and hay. We cannot foresee what colours or patterns we will find on the market, this is why, once a linen roll is used, it is unlikely that we'll create the same accessory again. But it is the beauty of our work: variety, unpredictability, imperfections versus mass production and uniformity.
Sustainability has no seasons.
Sustainability and artisanship don't work in seasons, they work in the context of slow fashion. If we want to produce less and more skilfully, we need to break the intense circle of fashion, where so much goes wasted! A European artisanal production of accessories in vintage fabric involves handwork and it is not compatible with the fast production pace the fashion industry got us used to so far. This is called 'slow design' and it focuses on a product which is timeless, independent from seasons and trends, and therefore sustainable.
Sustainable tanning process.
We don't buy new leather, we recuperate the surplus production from the eco leather industry in Italy. Eco leather, sometimes confused with faux leather (a plyurethane pulling material) is vegetable tanned leather. It's called 'vegetable' because of the natural materials used in the tanning process, like tree bark. This is one of the oldest methods of tanning known to man.