Sonnenleder Bench bag leather

Sonnenleder Bench bag leather
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    General Information

    Sonnenleder – looks better the more it’s used.

    Sonnenleder: this firm in the very south of Germany produces goods characterized by simple functionality, made of leather that ages with a dignity that brings out the true quality of the skin. Forgive us if we describe the tanning process in some detail. Only hides from southern German cows are selected. A traditional vegetable-tanning process is used. In its pre-dyed state Sonnenleder has a characteristic, slightly light-brown reddish colour (hence the trade description ‘red-tanned’) which comes out different with every piece. With use and exposure to the elements the leather changes colour and forms an inimitable patina. Even black leather – red-dyed following the complicated vegetable-tanning process – acquires with use a shining patina – the sign of top-quality leather.

    Why ‘banker’s’ briefcase?

    Cases like these used to be handed by banks to business customers who needed to carry around large amounts of paper money. Same design, but with leather not so good as ours!
    Nowadays we’d expect the briefcase to be used for passports, travel documents etc. A tip for the ladies: it makes a simple yet sturdy vanity bag.

    Leather from the Tanning Pit. Red-Tanned.

    Sonnenleder in Bodman-Ludwigshafen on Lake Constance in the Hegau region stands for consistently purposeful, pure design. The meticulously working company maintains the most traditional method of leather production: pit tanning. Solely hides from southern German cattle find their way into the pits of the company. The tanning agents used by Sonnenleder contain, for the most part, decoctions from bark, roots and fruits. The hides undergo the tanning process in twelve pits with tanning broths slightly rising in concentration; the tanning agents transform the protein fibres of the hides into leather fibres in six to twelve weeks. In the next step, the tanned, then air-dried hides get a fatliquoring finish in a rotating barrel; the composition of the high-quality grease is a well-kept secret recipe. The finished leather thus has a characteristic, slightly light brown-reddish hue (hence the term “red-tanned”), which looks different in each piece. Day-to-day use and exposure to the elements change the shade and result in a patina, a form of natural protection on the surface. Eventually, the leather gains an unmistakable appearance over time. Even the thoroughly imbued leather acquires a shiny patina with use.

    Product Information

    Article Number 27878

      Of red-tanned leather. Brass zip fastener, matt nickel-plated finish.

      Length 25 cm, height 17 cm. Weight 150 g. Contents not included.
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