Vegetable tanned leather
Jerfertti believes in quality, craftsmanship and attention. Therefore, we search only for the very best materials used for our products and we set high standards for manufacturing our collections.
All our bags are made of vegetable tanned leather. Vegetable tanning is the most classical, authentic and environmentally friendly process of dying leather, where an ancient-old technique is used, handed down from father to son for over 200 years. It requires experienced craftsmen and is a time-consuming process.
It earned it’s name because only natural tannins are used, those found in tree barks, fruits and leaves. This ensures the vegetable tanned leather has the wonderful scent, unique characteristics and is easily distinguishable. As a sign of authenticity, no two items are the same.
Our vegetable tanned leather will gain character, revealing imperfections and reflecting the individual owner’s lifestyle.
We selected a 100% vegetable tanned leather from a family-owned tannery, based in the heart of the leather region in Tuscany, Italy. These days the company is run by two sisters whose father (the founder) still walks around in his blue dust coat and keeps a close eye. They mix artisan recipes with state-of-the-art technology and are a proud member of the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium; a small group of tanneries who share the same standards of production, strictly monitored to ensure only a low impact is made to the environment.
“ Through the years we grow older, we get more life experience and the tracks of life will be visible on our skins. So it does on our leather. “
Some interesting & important facts
* A product made of vegetable tanned leather can easily be disposed of at the end of its life. When you leave it in nature, within six months it will once more be returned to nature.
* Our tannery works in full respect of man and environment. Therefore, it has made huge investments in depuration systems and waste recycling.
* The process is sustainable, because many of the substances used during the tanning process are recovered, recycled and re-used in different fields, as agricultural fertiliser or for making bricks.