Silhouettes: As the program progresses, silhouettes may be exchanged out of the program’s offerings. Make customers aware that a bag they see now may not be available for customization later. Similarly, encourage them to check back for opportunities to personalize new pieces.
Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather: The vegetable tanning process takes 60 days to complete and can only be applied to limited portions of the hide, specifically, the substantial and supple shoulder. As the leather ages, it will darken and develop a patina unique to the owners use. This is due to the lack of chemicals used in the tanning process—all ingredients used are naturally occurring and tannin-rich, such as tree bark and other organic matter.
French Calfskin: Known for its soft but durable texture, this calfskin comes from a tannery in the Alsace region of France that deals exclusively with this delicate material. The three classic colors we offer are the only hides the tannery leaves unfinished. That is, the grain unique to each individual hide is not buffed into the homogeny required by larger fashion houses who use these same hides. The resulting leather strikes a perfect balance between artistry and technical prowess.
Calf Suede Interior: Highly durable and lightweight this calf suede has the softest, most luxurious hand in our entire library. Seven colors, from understated neutrals to bold and vibrant reds and greens, give customers a wide range of choices. This leather can be easily spot cleaned without damaging the look, feel, or performance of the hide.
Hardware: All hardware is solid brass, cast in the United States. Finishes are plated nickel or antique brass. Only one type of hardware can be used throughout the silhouette.
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