Conceria WALPIER s.n.c
Founded in 1973, WALPIER is a third generation tannery specializing in 100% French raw leather.
The tannery is registered with the VERA PELLE Association and the company boasts its vegetable processing based on years of expertise and method, which is one of the best techniques in Italy.
Buttero is a hard-type whole skin with lots of oil on the skin surface, which is an impression form of the shortcoming (burst) of vegetable. Buttero is made of French raw leather (premium raw leather) and the oil contained on the skin surface ensure highly compact and dense tissues and its smooth and soft surface bring out the essence of leather.
Buttereo leather uses the shoulder of cow hide. Neck creases of tigers and blood vessels are slightly visible in the shoulder area. However, the chrome tanning pigment technique is not used to conceal such scratches or patterns. Instead, the leather is dyed with vegetable tannin to keep intact the natural texture. The high fiber density allows richness of colors or excellent color generation, like Italia, besides elasticity. Once familiarized, the moist texture of the material will be lustrous and transparent, providing a unique feeling. While vegetable tanned leather has the feeling of warmth compared to chrome tanned leather, a small amount of scratches are unavoidable with the former and it's likely that spots will be created when it's wet, where these two factors are its flaws. However, these drawbacks are part of the uniqueness and the changes in the leather are to be embraced and enjoyed.
Nubuck is top-grain Buttero(vegetable leather) leather that has been sanded on outside, to give a slight nap of short protein fibers, producing a velvet-like surface.
Nubuck is similar to suede, but is created from the outer side of a hide, giving it more strength and thickness and a fine grain. This leather has extreme breathable and softness.
Badalassi Carlo s.r.l.
Badalassi Carlo tannery has a 40 year history of manufacturing vegetable Vacchetta leather.
The leather is manufactured using a traditional way to provide high quality products and to produce various types of vegetable leather.
Tuscany is the place where the ancient and noble art of the Medieval Guild of Leather Makers are still kept alive as well as the place where vegetable-tanned leather started. Since the 8th century, Tuscan artisans passed down their traditional techniques, and never neglected to brush up on the latest techniques. Based on their knowledge and skills gained from experiences, Badalassi Carlo manufactures high quality leather using aneco-friendly technique even though this technique is time consuming.
Badalassi Carlo leather is processed by using the vacchetta technique; it removes hair from the raw skin and uses natural oil added with Bovine shinbone powder when using vegetable oil after hair is removed from the raw skin.
Pueblo leather has artificial scratch patterns made by rolling iron balls on the Minerva (plain) leather.
The rough feeling of the surface will shine naturally with time.