I want to start by saying i am here to change the way we view objects.
The first question would be, "you do clean them don’t you? "
"YES! I do," i spend hours doing just that.
Recycling leather is a process that involves straight bleach and many traditional leather restoring techniques.
I basically have ocd, once i have scrubbed, disinfected and restored, there is very little difference between the look of my eco leather and full guilt leather.
Lets not forget patina. Age brings new qualities to everyday objects, it really is quite beautiful.
This word patina, means the natural discolouration due to time.
Old leather has a certain patina, when chosen correctly; as beautiful as the paintwork on a 100 year old car that was left in a barn, newly found.
It is John Wayne's saddle.
There are aspects of recycling, that’s about beauty and choice rather than just an exercise in saving the planet.
When you cut out all the rough sections, the pieces you wouldn’t use, there are bits, bits you find that really shine out.
I like to keep some of these patina age features, they scrub up great.