Sonnenleder ladies‘ purse
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Sonnenleder manufacturers this ladies‘ purse exclusively for Manufactum. The simple design and elongated, generous format, with well thought out sub-compartments for all those indispensables, outfit it for a daylong outing. The zippered compartment is divided in two, one for bills and one for coins in the leather lined section. With the circumferential zipper, the purse can be opened wide to provide an overview at a glance. Comes with 14 integrated pockets for credit cards. Slips and other papers can be stored in an additional inside pocket as well as two reach-in pockets on the front and back of the purse.
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.
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