olive leaf

 

 olive leaf

leather

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The life of each Orlando Maroquinier handbag starts with two by-products of the food industry. Olive leaves, which fall during the olive harvest and calfskin sourced from organic farms in the alpine region. Both of these would cause emissions if they were not used otherwise. Therefore producing leather out of them is a reasonable solution.

Looking at the leather industry today where most leather is produced using chrome and other metals, olive leaves tanned leather can make the difference. Even regarding other vegetable tanning methods for example with rhubarb or tree bark, olive leaves tanned leather still holds an advantage as no extra resources have to be planted or harvested to produce the leather.

Dyed using only heavy metal free colors and natural honey the olive leaf leather closes the cycle as it is fully biodegradable.

specialty

leather

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Next to the already very special olive leaf leather I do also offer a variety of unique specialty leather from all over the world. Italian Veg Tan, Japanese Cordovan, Belgium Vachetta, genuine African Safian, English Bridle or Icelandic Salmon leather just to name a few.

I always have a small stock of specialty leather. Give me a call, email me or come by at my store in Zürich to see what is currently available. Everything else, I will be glad to get for you.

eco

brass

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Metal has fascinated human beings for thousands of years. One of the significant benefits is that it has an almost infinite lifetime and once not in use anymore it can be melted and reused for a new object. The metal applications on all Orlando Maroquinier bags are made of solid Ecobrass. This brass is free of toxic substances like nickel or lead making it safer to work with and reducing environmental pollution. Moreover, Ecobrass is strong as steel, very resistant to corrosion and of course fully recyclable.

I machine every piece on a mid-century hand-operated precision lathe. Afterwards, the applications are polished and brushed to your linking and coated with a precious metal of your choice.

 olive leaf

 

 olive leaf

leather

-

The life of each Orlando Maroquinier handbag starts with two by-products of the food industry. Olive leaves, which fall during the olive harvest and calfskin sourced from organic farms in the alpine region. Both of these would cause emissions if they were not used otherwise. Therefore producing leather out of them is a reasonable solution.

Looking at the leather industry today where most leather is produced using chrome and other metals, olive leaves tanned leather can make the difference. Even regarding other vegetable tanning methods for example with rhubarb or tree bark, olive leaves tanned leather still holds an advantage as no extra resources have to be planted or harvested to produce the leather.

Dyed using only heavy metal free colors and natural honey the olivvia leather closes the cycle as it is fully biodegradable.

speciality

leather

-

Next to the already very special olive leaf leather I do also offer a variety of unique specialty leather from all over the world. Italian Veg Tan, Japanese Cordovan, Belgium Vachetta, genuine African Safian, English Bridle or Icelandic salmon leather just to name a few.

I always have a small stock of specialty leather. Give me a call, email me or come by at my store in Zürich to see what is currently available. Everything else, I will be glad to get for you.