- Chrome-Free Leather
Leather is a durable and flexible material created from animal skins. If you provide the proper care, a leather garment can become more and more beautiful over time.
Chrome tanning was developed as a faster and more cost-efficient way to treat animal hides. This process uses chemicals and acids to create the leather. The toxic wastewater from this process can seep into the ground and affect the soil and groundwater, often harming nearby ecosystems and villages. The production of chrome-free leather uses a natural tanning method, such as tannins from bark, leaves, and branches. Being an entirely organic material, vegetable-tanned leather will change and get more beautiful over time. It will become softer and darker and acquire a patina depending on its use. A chrome-free leather product is also biodegradable and recyclable.
House of Dagmar only uses leather that is a byproduct of the meat industry and 100% chrome-free.
You can oil your leather garments to prevent drying and improve their water resistance, increasing their lifespan by years. Gently rub stains with a damp cloth or tissue. Take your garments to a professional leather specialist when needed. Always follow the specific instructions on the garment's care label.
Avoid direct sunlight as it might bleach or warp the garment. Keep in a cool, dark wardrobe and in a garment bag for long-term storage.