Materials & Care – Atlas Accessories


Learn about caring for tribal leathers, and the symbolic meaning behind our unique materials.

Materials & Care

Tribal Leathers so durable you can even swim with them.

As an organic material, our unique tribal leathers benefit from ongoing care so we include a complimentary pot of wax oil with your leather accessory to keep it supple. We recommend a very small dab applied directly to the leather while it is being worn. Only apply the wax oil when the leather is completely dry and then allow a few hours for it to fully dry, before re-exposing it to water or other elements.

Our accessories prefer to be worn and we have specifically chosen materials that improve with wear and usage. They are designed to be part of your life and accompany you through all of life’s adventures — in all conditions, without you worrying about them.

Our plant fibre is a natural and organic substance that is sustainably sourced from Africa. Harvested and prepared by hand, the plant fibre is so organic it actually needs to be watered every now and again as it will stiffen when not being used.

When worn for the first time, this material may feel stiff and inflexible, but plant fibre will relax and mould to fit you perfectly once exposed to water — either fully submerged or in the shower.
Organic gemstones refer to a special group of natural materials that are unique in how they are formed. They are organic materials that have been mineralized – where organic material is replaced and infilled by chalcedony, opal, calcite, aragonite, pyrite or other mineral material over millions of years.

The similarity among organic gemstones such as Baltic Amber and Dinosaur Gembone is that they’re typically softer than their mineral cousins. But organic gemstones are among the oldest materials used in ceremony and ornamentation by humans dating all the way back to the Stone Age.

Our collection of rare vintage trade beads are potent with symbolism and carry the positive energy of human connection. Our recycled precious metals are sustainably sourced and uniquely made by our network of goldsmiths and silversmiths. Each piece is solid, never hollowed out, and hallmarked individually by hand in London, England.

We include a polishing cloth with items made from vintage beads and recycled precious metals to help you protect and preserve the lustre of your accessories.