Caboclo // A mix of cultures

Caboclo // A mix of cultures
27 May, 2017 Caboclo

Caboclo // A mix of cultures

The mixes between elements of specific cultures are relevant to generate originality and beauty

Our shoes are built using cowhides, a byproduct of the meat industry. All leathers are naturally treated, only using vegetable dyes. To develop the leather, we responsibly source for eco-friendly tanneries that focus on vegetable and metal free tanning as well as for the post use water treatment. They use the skins of trees to tan the leather, and don’t use any chemicals on the tanning process to transform the skin. Sea salt is then used to preserve the leather before the dyeing process begins.

As a result we have a full grain leather –meaning the top side has not been sanded, buffed, or corrected to remove natural patterns, raw-edges and detailing, which could be hard at the beginning but after being used for a couple of times will be completely flexible and pretty much softer.

Our color palette is inspired by the contemplation of the nature and the natural elements of our surrounding. The presence of the soil, the stones, the coal and natural oils can be perceived in the purity of the natural pigments used for the leather dyeing and its colors, which are not absolute neither permanent. When leather is tinted naturally, finding different colors between products is likewise natural and it does not represent a defect. Also the material is greatly influenced by its environment and could initially change color.

As a result we have a full grain leather –meaning the top side has not been sanded, buffed, or corrected to remove natural patterns, raw-edges and detailing, which could be hard at the beginning but after being used for a couple of times will be completely flexible and pretty much softer.

Our color palette is inspired by the contemplation of the nature and the natural elements of our surrounding. The presence of the soil, the stones, the coal and natural oils can be perceived in the purity of the natural pigments used for the leather dyeing and its colors, which are not absolute neither permanent. When leather is tinted naturally, finding different colors between products is likewise natural and it does not represent a defect. Also the material is greatly influenced by its environment and could initially change color.

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