Materials

VENCZEL leather products are made from vegetable tanned, full grain bovine leather. All our leathers are sourced from European tanneries with decades of experience in the process of vegetable tanning and supplies the most well known luxury houses with hides of the finest quality. The raw material hails exclusively from Europe and is a product recovered from the meat industry.

Our hardware is made in Italy, from palladium plated brass and is free from nickel and lead.

All Venczel products are made in an Italian atelier that blends the traditional craft of saddlery with modern technology.

 

CARE

Please follow our recommendations in order to maintain the leather’s crafted characteristics and allow your products to age as beautifully as possible.

  • Protect your product from prolonged exposure to sources of direct sunlight, excessive heat and humidity.
  • Avoid contact with water and other liquids, in case of contact with liquids, gently dab the leather with a soft absorbent cloth.
  • For protective treatment and to help keep the leather supple, use only leather balms made from natural ingredients, such as the balm provided with our products. After 5-6 months of use, apply protection, following the instructions provided.
  • Detergents or chemicals should not be used as cleaning agents, as they can harm the leather.
  • Coarse and abrasive surfaces can leave permanent marks on the leather, lighter scratches can attenuate if gently polished with a soft cloth and natural leather balm.
  • Store your product in the original dustbag at room temperature in a well ventilated area, with tissue paper as filler. Do not store in plastic bags.
  • Exposure to direct sunlight will darken light leather and lighten dark leathers.
  • Leather can transfer color onto light textiles.
  • To preserve the shape of your product, avoid overloading it and placing irregular shaped items inside

For further questions about how to care for your product please contact us sales@vnczl.com

 

Our jewellery pieces are made from palladium plated eco brass. Eco brass is free from nickel and lead and meets international regulations set forth by the European union, the world health organisation and the U.S product safety commission.

Please follow our recommendations to care for your jewellery.

  • Protect the jewellery from prolonged exposure to excessive heat and humidity.
  • Avoid contact with perfumes, chemicals and strong detergents.
  • Excessive friction or contact with coarse and abrasive surfaces can leave permanent marks.
  • Palladium and Rhodium plating can tear of after excessive friction, but can easily be re-plated by your local jeweller.

 

 

 

VEGETABLE-TANNED LEATHER

is a process of curing leather that utilizes the natural tannins of plants, like birch or mimosa, to achieve a unique character. The process, while time consuming, creates a more durable leather and is more sustainable than modern methods like chrome tanning and does not require use of chrome or other heavy metals in the process. A semi-aniline colouring method is used to retain the leather’s natural, full grain surface. Variations in tone, texture and uniformity are inherent features of natural leather and should not be considered imperfections.

Vegetable tanned leather is different from chrome tanned leather, both in feel, smell and character. Over time the color and characteristics of vegetable tanned leather will change and develop a unique patina. The leather will become softer in feel and light colors will slightly darken in tone. Only 10% of all tanning is vegetable base, due to its complex process and much higher cost of manufacture. Visit www.pellealvegetale.it to read more about vegetable tanned leather or send us an email with your questions sales@vnczl.com

Vegetable-tanned leather has limitations in color, since it’s natural tone is beige it can only be dyed in shades darker than beige. Our black, red, brown, taupe, blue and red leathers are vegetable tanned.

 

 

SYNTHETIC-TANNED LEATHER

is a process of curing leather with a synthetic tannin, instead of a vegetable, to achieve a lighter colour. The process is similar to vegetable tanned leather and no heavy metals or chrome is used in the process. The synthetic tanning process makes it possible to create a leather with a lighter natural tone than beige. Variations in tone, texture and uniformity are inherent features of natural leathers and should not be considered imperfections.

Our white, yellow and light grey leathers are synthetic tanned.