ORGANIC PLANT FIBRE
|| Organic Plant Fibre: Connection and Grounding - Plant fibre is a natural and organic substance that we source sustainably from Africa. Harvested and prepared by hand, our plant fibre is a flexible and durable material ideal as an alternative to leather and is a common substance used in traditional adornments.
Our plant fibre is so organic you actually need to water it now and again. It loves warm water and stiffens when not being used. It will initially feel stiff and inflexible when you put it on and it may not feel like the shape fits you. Once you wear it in warm water, either in the shower or holding it under warm water, it then relaxes and will mould to fit you perfectly. It is designed to be worn all the time but you can always place it under warm water again if you have not worn it for a while.
OUR UNIQUE LEATHERS
|English Bridle Leather: Structured and Sophisticated - English Bridle is a vegetable or oak bark tanned cow/steer hide infused with waxes, oils and tallows to give it durability. This special process was created over 200 years ago in England to ensure leather goods could weather the harsh environment of the British Isles. Our Bridle Leather is available in either Dark Havana brown or Black. Our hides are sustainably and ethically sourced from a family-owned business in the UK.|
|African Kudu Leather: Tactile and Durable - Kudu is a traditional tribal resource across Eastern and Southern Africa. Kudus are extremely populous in Africa and are one of the largest mammals in the Antelope family. Our hides are a by-product of sustainable and traditional local subsistence hunting.|
|American Bison Leather: Rugged and Grounded - This leather can be worn for years without damage and improves over time with wear. Our Bison is sourced from sustainable tanneries in the US as a by-product of the food industry.|
|Australian Kangaroo Leather: Svelte and Uncompromising - It is said that Kangaroos are aware of their power and embody a unique combination of strength and awareness. The leather we source is not farmed but harvested in the wild from a large, self-replenishing population. All harvest is strictly controlled by the Australian government and the leather is a by-product from the food industry.|
SOURCING AND PREPARATION OF LEATHER
Our leathers have been chosen for their historical provenance of durability and utility. All of our leathers come from small or family-owned businesses who are committed to sustainable, ethical trade. We work closely alongside them in choosing each hide and only select the best parts for making our accessories.
Our unique leathers are all hand-cut, with each lace lovingly and repeatedly waxed, conditioned and polished over a six to eight week period. Our meticulous preparation process ensures that every piece will be able to withstand all of life’s adventures and even improve with age.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR LEATHER
All of our leather products are prepared so that you should not need to take them off. If you are regularly exposing your accessory to salt water and other extreme environments consider caring for it a little more often.
As an organic substance, your leather will benefit from ongoing care. Included with your leather product is a complimentary pot of wax oil, to keep the material supple. Over time, if you notice your leather seems to have dried a little, apply a small amount to the strap when the leather is dry. We recommend a small dab applied directly to the leather whilst you are wearing it. A little goes a long way, it does not stain clothes and any excess can be wiped off with a soft cloth.