Leather & material information
Solid colour leathers
Leather is a natural material and will soften and change over time - this is part of the natural ageing process and should be cherished for the stories it tells.
At Honey & Toast we use different types of leather.
Some is sourced from a tannery in Italy, the raw materials for which come from Scandinavia. The tannery we use is famed for its prestigious history in vegetable tanned articles. Vegetable tanned leathers will develop a unique patina over time, which is both beautiful and unique, they also soften - so the structure of your bag will change as you use it. The half moon bag in conker and tan are made from a vegetable tanned leather.
The nude colour leather handle straps on the Etter saddlebag and Eddie shoulder bag are also a veg tanned leather with a very natural unfinished surface.
The softly tumbled grainy leather the bucket bag and camera bags are made out of are from a tannery in Somerset. This is a chrome tanned leather, the leather is a bi-product of the meat industry and sourced from UK and Ireland. The leather is around 1.6mm thick meaning your bag is lightweight yet strong.
The other leather use we is an article from a tannery in the Netherlands, the raw materials for which come from Germany. The finish is chrome tannage with a veg retannage and a pigmented finish. This leather is a thickness of around 2mm and has a strong structure which partners well with our styling and shapes. This leather will wipe dry easily and is very hardwearing.
All of our leathers meet and satisfy REACH regulations and standards.
These can be more delicate, we recommend the Katie bag metallic leather is brushed clean very gently with a soft brush or cloth. Spray with Scotch guard to protect against water.
Printed leathers, as seen on the children's purses, ideally need to be kept as dry as possible and kept out of bright sunlight for prolonged periods as this can cause fading. The print is applied digitally onto white leather skins in Nottingham.
The metal fittings on all Honey & Toast products are made from coated and uncoated brass, they will develop a unique patina over time, as you use and handle them. The brass fittings may have small irregular marks and are unlikely to be a totally flat, uniform colour. We consider this to be a positive, and, as with the leather we use, the metal fittings will change over time making your bag unique to you.
The children's purses with printed leather flaps are lined in grey suede, the body of all purses are unlined. Our entire handbag collection is unlined. You may see markings on the reverse side of the solid colour leather - these are often symbols that tell us the quality and size of the skin.
We recommend the Collonil leather care range. Please read more at www.collonil.com or contact us directly for more advice.