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WHO ARE WE?
Artemis, specialized in finest Italian leatherware, was established in 2010. Our beliefs and design philosophy are creating minimal products with full gain vegetable tanned leather, which has distinctive textures and the smell of aroma. With the leather being aged, the surface of vegetable tanned leather will get polished. Not only the aging will make unique shininess on leather surface, but also the way our customer’s daily routine that makes very different result. Durable, natural, harmless and subtle design are our beliefs and design philosophy.
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  • WHY USING VEGETABLE
    TANNED LEATHER ONLY?

We insist to use aniline full grain vegetable tanned leather only.

Vegetable tanning is the traditional tanning method refined by the Spanish, Italians and French during the Renaissance. Today it makes up only 10% of leather produced. Unaided by potent chemicals, vegetable tanning takes much longer than chrome tanning (several weeks/months vs a day). As a result, it can be more expensive...but it's worth it. Vegetable-tanned leather looks natural, smells sweet and develops a unique patina over time.

The top surface of a hide, or the grain, is the strongest part of the hide. "Full-grain" means that the surface has not been buffed or sanded to remove imperfections. It is much longer-lasting and durable than top-grain leather (which has been buffed or sanded) or split-grain leather (which doesn't have any grain at all). Top-grain leather is more prevalent on the market because it's cheaper to buy low-quality leather and buff off the defects than to buy quality hides.

Vegetable tanning is a tanning process taking inspiration from nature and – in full harmony – to nature going back.

Vegetable-tanned leather does not contain any toxic substance harmful to man and is highly tolerable for those who suffer from metal related allergies.

Vegetable-tanned leather productive cycle is strictly monitored to ensure a low impact on the environment:

  • No animal is killed for its skin. On the contrary, the raw hides used by our tanneries are the discarded by-products of the food industry producing meat for human consumption.

  • Being tanned with natural tannins, a vegetable-tanned leather object can be easily disposed of at the end of its life, thanks to its chemical-biological characteristics.

  • Our tanneries have made huge investments in depuration systems and waste recycling that make them work in full respect of man and the environment.

  • Many of the substances used during the tanning process are recovered, recycled and reused in different fields. Hair removed from raw hides is transformed into agricultural fertilizer; sludge produced by the depuration plants is reused in the construction field to make bricks.

  • Vegetable-tanned leather, recognizable from its trademark, does not contain any toxic substance such as azo-dyes, nickel, PCP or chrome VI

  • YOU CAN SEE THE
    DIFFERENCE!
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All leather products from Artemis are handmade by craftsman piece by piece. Each item needs at least 10 steps and processes. When comparing to mass production, handmade leatherware are more tough and durable. The beautiful hand crafted stitching lines can give a soul to the bags. Plus the minimalism designs and practical construction, Artemis leatherware can be used for whole life.
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  • JAPANESE
    HARDWARES
YKK zipper, solid brass buckle. Japanese hardware can assure the quality at global level and to satisfy our customer with safety and reliability on the products. That's why we use Japanese hardware for all of the Artemis products.