Our materials are not only a fundamental aspect of the design, but also our identity. We design products to last and so prefer materials with heritage which improve with age. We also only work with suppliers who manufacture in a socially and environmentally responsible way. This approach has led us to work with some of the leading European producers and finishers of cotton, leather and metalware.
Italian Vegetable Tanned Cow Leather
Our leather comes from Tempesti Leather, a member of Pelle al Vegetale – a consortium in Italy featuring over 20 suppliers of vegetable tanned leathers, all based in Tuscany and famous for their special, ancient methods.
Tempesti started making vegetable tanned hand oiled heavy leather for waterproof boots in 1946. The leather is sourced from the best European cattle farms and is tanned with vegetable extracts, which is a long process, but one which does not use any toxic or harmful substances. The hides are processed so the leather retains its natural characteristics. The presence of small marks or slightly uneven colouring are not defects but characteristics of real leather. The tannins, extracted from trunks, fruits, leaves and roots, give the leather its warm colour, soft touch, resistance and wonderful aroma of the woods.
Superlampo are the top of the range zipper produced by Giovanni Lanfranchi Spa in Italy and embody art, luxury and technology. With impeccable finishing quality, the polished teeth and zippers are luxurious to touch and run incredibly smoothly. The company meets the strictest requirements for ecological textile production. With a history that extends since 1887, the company is a world leader in quality and supplier of some the most respected global luxury brands.
British Water Resistant Cotton Canvas We work with two iconic British suppliers of Cotton Canvas;
British Millerain have been making water resistant fabric since 1880. Since then, the company has developed fabrics for a wide range of clothing and outdoor applications, including for the armed forces and country pursuits. The traditional manufacturing processes combined with the latest technology makes the company a world leader in Waxed Cotton.
Halley Stevensons started producing waxed cotton in 1864 from their factory in Scotland. Since then, the company has pioneered new finishes for water resistant cotton resulting in products with characterÂ that boast superior performance and appearance.
Italian Metal Hardware
All of our metal hardware is produced in Italy, by A.B.C Morini, the global leader for metal accessories for leather goods. For the Overnighter, weÂ have three different finishes of hardware; Bronze, Silver and Gun metal.
Italian Cotton Twill Lining
Soft to touch, strong and durable, our cotton lining is produced in Italy and treated against stains.