VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER
The pieces sold by Ideal & Co, Living Heritage* are created with the best Portuguese leathers.
These leathers are tanned with vegetable tannins, obtained from tree bark, such as Mimosa, and are dyed with natural dyes. In this tanning process none of the chemicals based on Chromium salts are used.
Vegetable-tanned leathers usually display a patine which not only conveys a distinct character and beauty to each piece, but the more they are used and exposed to natural elements, like the sun, the greater their beauty gets.
Through time and use, bags made from vegetable tanned leather gain different shades of colour and become darker, which constitutes one of most beautiful characteristics of this kind of leather. This is a natural process – those who acquire this product are already expecting it to happen.
Each vegetable tanned leather product presents the natural characteristics of leather, meaning it is original and unique.
100% SELVEDGE RAW COTTON CANVAS
Working in Portugal with the only producer of traditional selvedge canvas fabric in Iberian Peninsula.
Ideal&Co developed an exclusive, thick and very resistant structured canvas, made of 100% cotton yarns.
As the Japanese selvedge denim, the exclusive Ideal & Co’s canvas is especially appealing for the texture, beauty, natural appearance, as well as the original vertical stripes. Ideal for urban everyday life or adventures outside city limits.
Beautiful ancient looms, give at each meter produced for Ideal&co a special uniqueness, making our canvas rucksacks and bags even more singulars.