Materials and Care
KASPERI bags are made of thick full grain vegetable tanned leather. The main material is Scandinavian bull and cow leather. In some models we use also excellent yak leather sourced from Mongolia and tanned in Finland. The full-grain leather is made from the best top part of the hide. The full-grain leather is tough, has a natural organic look and ages beautifully. Because the full-grain leather is less processed and minimal coating has been used the unique features of each hide can be seen. Small marks, scars and imperfections of each hide make each KASPERI bag unique.
All the leathers we use are vegetable tanned with high quality environmentally safe processes, making them one finest in the world. The tanneries that KASPERI works with have over 100 years of experience in traditional leather making. The tanning process takes several weeks and involves more than 50 separate stages where special expertise and handcraft skills are called for. The tanneries have very high standards for sustainability, environmental protection and social responsibility both in raw material acquiring and manufacturing.
A KASPERI bag provides good protection against weather. It doesn't let the water easily through. When it gets wet, just let it dry in normal room temperature and it is good to go. To further weatherproof your KASPERI and keep it in the best shape, treat it from time to time with wax or oil. We recommend beeswax or natural leather oils. Do not use synthetic chemicals or leather sprays. The KASPERI designed buckles are made of high grade stainless steel for durability and understated quality feel. The stainless steel buckles and other hardware are maintenance free.