Ally Capellino talks leather
Over the last 11 years I have come to know a few things about leather, but I‚Äôm still learning. You get what you pay for, the life that the animal leads and the tanning all show through ‚Äî it‚Äôs like food ‚Äî you can‚Äôt make good risotto or sushi if the rice isn‚Äôt good in the first place. Good leather improves with age ‚Äî it polishes up, it stays flexible and it moulds to it‚Äôs job. Nonusual asked if I had any leather that I liked that would be good for Gropes. We chose a shoulder leather from a tannery at Ponte a Egola, the main centre for quality veg tanned hides in Italy. The reasons to make handle grips from this leather comply exactly with those that we use for bags.
Text: Alison Lloyd ‚Äî Founder of Ally Capellino
Posted by Akira Chatani at 07:00