With a big concern for the climate and knowing our choices have an impact, materials are chosen with a lot of care. Only natural materials are used, this includes vegetable tanned leather, Organic fabric and solid brass hardware. Constantly seeking for ways to become more sustainable; materials are selected that will better with age and will become part of someone's life for as long as possible before eventually biodegrading. 
 

VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER

"Vegetable tanned leather absorbs the traces of our life, it matures and transforms with the passage of time...It is a rare material that actually improves with use." - Pelle al Vegetal

All the leather for Couper et Coudre comes from a tannery in Italy that is part of the Tuscan Consortium Pelle al Vegetale where the textile is traditionally dyed using natural tree barks, leaves, roots and without the use of any chemicals. The leather is a by-product of the meat industry and being part of the consortium guarantees that the tannery has the highest eco standards and the tanning process causes no harm to the people or surrounding environment.

If you would like to get a feel of the quality of the leather before commiting to a larger purchase, there is an option to buy samples of the material here. 

ORGANIC FABRICS

All the fabric used is Organic and sourced from small companies U.K. companies who work directly with their farmers to ensure their material is guaranteed fair-trade and GOTS certified.

BRASS HARDWARE

Supplied by a family run company in the U.K. which is one of the last places in England that makes these components in a traditional, hands on way.