washed horse culatta
washed horse shoulder
Culatta is a form of horse butt. Our Culatta is vegetable tanned leather from Italy cut in a manner to expose the embedded cordovan underneath. Cordovan, unlike other leathers, is subdermal so it is exposed on the flesh side hence why our culatta jackets use the reverse. It's finished with a wax layer to protect the leather and add suppleness.
Our vegetable-tanned horse shoulder from Italy is washed (an enzyme processed to soften it) which gives the leather a beautiful organic distortion. It has a strong grain pattern and it's finish with a light shine.
Our shrunken lamb from New Zealand is heat-treated to emphasise the grain pattern. The hides are chrome tanned so they are extremely soft.
We try to keep all leathers in stock in a variety of colours but this is not always possible due to our size and the lead times of tanneries. If a leather you want is out of stock then it can take 4-6 weeks to source it from our tanning partners.
We also have special one-off leathers in stock and we have access to leathers which can be ordered quickly. Please get in contact if you there is a particular look and feel you wish to discuss.
For our jacket linings we generally use natural materials such as cotton, linen and silk but they can also be made of semi-synthetics. Semi-synthetics refer to fabrics such as viscose, cupro and tencel which do not grow naturally but are not made from plastics (such as polyester or acrylic); instead they are produced by humans from plant cells.
We use linen thread for hand-stitching but we have to use synthetic materials for our machine thread (either polyester or nylon) because natural threads do not have enough strength to be sew leather on an industrial machine. We try to use recycled polyester thread when possible to offset the impact of plastics.