MATERIALS WE USE

Leather

All our leathers are tested & are in compliance with California Proposition 65.

  • Nubuck Leather It is the  top-grain leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side, or outside, producing a velvet-like surface. It is resistant to wear, and may be white or colored. Because nubuck is made from top-grain leather, it is long lasting & durable. It looks great irrespective of what product it is used in.
  • Pull-up leather : It is aniline dyed in the drum to create deep, vibrant colors. It is finished with a mixture of  waxes and oils, which gives the leather a very soft feel. When this leather is stretched or pulled, the color migrates and becomes lighter in the pulled areas. Hence, the name “pull-up” refers to this change in color. The “pull-up” becomes more evident as the leather is stretched tightly around materials. As a pure aniline leather, marks, scratches, and signs of wear will show and a rich patina, or shine, will increase over time.
  • Nappa Leather : It is a full Grain Leather. It is made from Kid, Lamb or Sheep Skin, and it is “unsplit”. The Tanning Process for this leather makes up of artificial tannins. It is typically dyed so as to obtain various colors.
  • Suede Leather : The inner layer of the Calfskin( or other animal skins) are used to make the Suede. It is sanded from the inner sides of the leather allowing a naturally smoother and cleaner product than the nubuck.
  • Split Leather : If a skin is divided into several layers over the entire surface, this process is called “splitting”. Thick Leather ,mostly cow leather is split. The obtained layers are labelled as grain split or top-grain split & flesh split. Sometimes, the leather is thick enough for a middle split. The split, separated from the grain is also called drop split. The drop split is rough on both sides like the back of the leather.
  • Dip Dye Leather : It is a process that gives a rich intensive color while enhancing the natural softness of the leather.   Each and every product is dyed separately and polished with wax. This is a particular thing which started in Italy and now we are using it here.

Canvas

Canvas is a plain-woven fabric typically made out of cotton and, to a lesser extent, linen. Canvas fabric is known for being durable, sturdy, and heavy duty. By blending cotton with synthetic fibers, canvas can become water resistant or even waterproof, making it a great outdoor fabric. The Canvas that we use ranges from 6 OZ – 36 OZ. They are Waxed ,Non-Waxed, Stone Polished, Velvet touch, almost every possible kind. Also note, in regards to canvas, we focus on two important parameters, namely Color Fastness( Wet/Dry) and also Sun Fastness ( Light Fast). We are currently working with this material for brands in Germany, Australia etc. Waxed canvas requires only minimal care to maintain its appearance and can go years without having to be washed.

Jute

Jute is soft, shiny bast fiber that can be spun into coarse as well as strong threads. This plant base natural fiber is also referred as “Golden Fiber” for it’s golden and silky color. This natural fiber is non toxic, biodegradable. Jute is also fire-resistant due to its inherent structure and its natural oils. Jute fiber has some unique physical properties like high tenacity, bulkiness, sound & heat insulation property. Due to these qualities, jute fiber is more suited for the manufacture of technical textiles in certain specific areas. Jute is very inexpensive and affordable fiber , so right from bags to accessories, they are not only more attractive and important natural fiber due to it’s versatility but safe as well.

Cork

Cork is a natural, environmentally friendly material. It biodegrades completely and can be easily recycled without producing any toxic residues. Also known as nature’s leather, Cork is very soft to touch, lightweight raw material, extremely durable, low density, flexible/compressibility ,impermeability ,sustainable . Cork is natural so it’s colors won’t fade and it isn’t prone to stretches or tears. Eco-friendly cork leather that is vegetable-tanned and artisan-made is highly praised. We are using cork material for bags and accessories which are sturdy and will last a lifetime, even if you use them on a daily basis .Thanks to its honeycomb structure, it is highly abrasion resistant and has a high friction coefficient.

Recycled Polyester

Recycled polyester, also known as rPET, is a relatively new trend in the eco fashion industry. It is a man-made fabric produced from synthetic fibers. It is wrinkle and abrasion resistant , strong and lightweight ,easily printable ,quick drying ,easy to clean, no need to laminate , reliable quality, travel-friendly. It is long lasting as it is very resilient and can withstand a good deal of wear and tear and also less fading as it holds dye well to prevent fading. Recycled polyester has a smaller carbon footprint than its virgin counterpart. Reclaiming plastic waste also keeps it from becoming trash, or fodder for marine animals such as turtles and whales. High quality polyester holds its shape well and doesn’t shrink. Recycled polyester gives a second life to a material that’s not biodegradable and would otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. Recycling is one strategy for end-of-life waste management of plastic products and we are using this to produce goods like bags and accessories , as recycling of waste plastics is an effective way to improve the environmental performance .The recycled polyester fabric that we are using is GRS certified.

Kraft Paper

Kraft paper or kraft is paper or paperboard (cardboard) produced (from chemical pulp) on paper machines with moderate machine speeds. The raw material is normally softwood pulp from the kraft process. Sack kraft paper, or just sack paper, is a porous kraft paper with high elasticity and high tear resistance, designed for packaging products with high demands for strength and durability. Apart from its superior strength, it is 100% eco-friendly. In fact, kraft paper can be recycled for use in new packaging. Because of its strength, Kraft Paper is used for many industrial and commercial applications. The material is generally used in packaging operations for packing, wrapping individual items etc. We are using Kraft Paper material for bags and accessories which are sturdy and will last a lifetime, even if you use them on a daily basis .

Linen

Linen is a sustainable fabric made from flax fibers. The flax plant has been cultivated in just about every country in the world and has been used to make fiber for over 6,000 years. To extract the fibers, the plants are either cut or pulled by hand from the ground (it’s said that pulling creates finer linen). The seeds are then removed through a process called winnowing or ripping, followed by retting which removes the plant stock from the fibers. Once the fibers are separated to collect the longest pieces, which can be up to 20 centimeters long, they are then spun into yarn and eventually woven into fabric.

The resulting linen textile is two to three times stronger than cotton and dries at a much faster rate. Because of its porous nature, linen has natural heat and moisture-wicking properties that make it a good conductor of warmth and a popular fabric to use for clothing or bedding in the summer. The natural fibers also hold dye colors better than some other materials, and thus the fabric is available in almost any imaginable color. Linen is also naturally anti-bacterial, which made it a popular choice for bandages for centuries .
We are using linen for making backpacks and accessories as per the client’s preference.