Our Materials / Oil-Tanned Leather
Posted on 09 June 2015
Our handcrafted leather goods start with the best possible raw materials. We use only the highest quality, U.S. sourced leather, canvas, and denim. Our limited palette of exceptional materials delivers timeless style and unparalleled durability, so you can pass your Orox on to your kids, grandkids, or whoever else is lucky enough to be next in line.
We select our materials with great care and use them in ways that ensure optimal performance and longevity. Over the next few weeks we'll be sharing more details about specific materials, starting with oil-tanned leather.
Oils added during the tanning process create a soft, highly durable leather. We use oil-tanned leather in many of our bags because it provides substance and structure, without too much weight. It resists humidity and water - essential for the Pacific Northwest and for your peace of mind wherever you live and wander. Over time, surfaces that are worn next to your body become shiny and smooth, while other surfaces will retain a matte finish. Most scratches can simply be rubbed off. We use oil-tanned leather in our Nuntius X and Merces Tote among other products.