We are constantly on the search for tanneries to add to our collection. And, while our first priority is to bring world class leathers into production, we also strive to work with tanneries that are ecologically and environmentally conscious.
Tempesti Tannery has been in business for over seventy years, offering cutting edge products to the fashion industry, while maintaining respect for nature. This respect shows itself well in the natural characteristics of the leathers. While fully vegetable tanned leather is a long and expensive process, Tempesti has chosen to stick with it given it's success with their leathers on the current market and are encouraged to continue in this direction in spite of higher costs and production times. The company is a member of" Consortium Leather Italian Vegetable Tanned," which is a collective of vegetable leather tanneries in Tuscany which adhere to standards that are environmentally friendly.
ABOUT THE LEATHERS
All the leathers we are sampling from Tempesti are bovine shoulder, and one of our favorites is the "natural." We have wanted do work with a natural leather for some time but have had issues with temper and the specifications related to footwear production. Luckily, Tempesti's forte is footwear leathers and they simply nailed the correct temper and moisture context while still maintaining a very natural appearance. There are several other grey, browns and blacks that we are testing this run and we are super pumped to offer these hides. All hides will be unlined, full weight hides.
Video On Tempesti Tannery
Natural and Grey uppers preparing to be lasted.
Finished product ~ Natural Bovine Shoulder
Color swatches - it takes some imagination to see a finished boot in these.