When we are asked questions about our products, they mostly revolve around the topic of material. Especially when it comes to leather, lamb and fur goods, questions about origin, ethics and production are increasing. We would like to bring light into the darkness and clear up ambiguities.
Where does our material come from?
We source our materials from Europe.
Our company mainly deals in leather and lambskin. Leather and lambskin are natural materials that have many advantages. One of the reasons why we mainly work with these materials is their high wearing comfort. Leather and lamb are breathable, weatherproof and robust and garments made from this material can be long companions in your wardrobe. First and foremost, natural materials don't collide with the natural cycle of the environment and that's what makes it so interesting for us. This is because no additional synthetic fibers are incorporated into our products and a material is used for production that would otherwise have ended up in the trash. The prejudice is still widespread that leather is a product for which an animal was specially bred and slaughtered. That's not entirely true. Leather and lambskin are remnants, waste products from the food industry. Animals are bred and slaughtered for meat, leaving what's left over: animal skins, among other things. Instead of destroying this valuable material and creating additional waste, it is recycled and used to make leather.
Why vegan leather is not necessarily the better alternative to real leather
First things first. First of all, we have to make it clear that vegan leather is not the same as sustainable leather. Animal-free alternatives often consist of synthetic fibers that have to be obtained in chemical and environmentally harmful processes and are also difficult to degrade. This consumes additional energy and harms the climate. Even ecological vegan leather alternatives such as apple leather or mushroom leather are coated with synthetic fibers to protect the lower material and make the garment more robust. One of the major environmental challenges is the amount of textile waste that ends up in the ocean year after year. It is very important for us to clarify how much more problematic a product made of plastic, i.e. synthetic fibers, is. If such a piece of clothing is thrown away, the environment suffers. Synthetic fiber products take more than 500 years to decompose, while leather only takes 50 years. To put it simply, a product like leather "returns to its natural origin" if it is disposed of appropriately.
Sustainability with natural materials
Even if you no longer wear certain clothes, throwing them away should never be the first option. Fashion made of leather, lamb or fur in particular is predestined to be reworked or reworked. Old treasures can be saved and made suitable through repairs and modifications. The awareness of what we want to create about our products is so important because our materials are animal products. We want to get away from impulsive bad buys and towards a more conscious perception of our own clothing.
Anyone who chooses fashion made from natural materials makes a contribution to sustainability and at the same time enjoys long-lasting quality. High-quality fashion stands the test of time and impresses even after years of wear.