Today I want to keep you updated on where we're currently at with the March campaign.
As I told you in my last post, we received some fantastic leather from our partner tannery in Argentina which we'll use to make all the items from the campaign.
We start by unrolling each hide to identify any flaws, scratches, thin spots, or other imperfections on the leather. After any problem areas have been found and discarded, our leather workers start marking and cutting the leather by hand.
This is always the first, and one of the most important steps to making any leather goods.
While it's more labor and time intensive, we believe that cutting leather by hand results in a better looking shoe with more character. It also allows our artisans to maintain a higher level of detail as they're personally doing the work on each piece of leather, rather than leaving it all to a machine. It contributes to each being unique as no two items will be alike.
As soon as you get your shoes and/or bag, I'm sure you'll quickly see and appreciate the difference that an experienced hand makes.
After the cutting process is complete, we'll then move on to stitching and lasting the uppers. I'll be sure to let you know when we've started and show you how it's done.
As always, please leave a comment below if you have anything to say, we're always happy to hear your feedback!