ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIALS
AT BLEU DE CHAUFFE WE TAKE GREAT CARE TO USE ONLY THE BEST MATERIALS,
AND ARE UNCOMPROMISING WHEN IT COMES TO THE ENVIRONMENT
AND CONSUMERS’ HEALTH.
85% OF THE HIDES IN THE
WORLD ARE TANNED USING
CHROMIUM SALTS OR ALUMINUM,
BUT WE HAVE ALWAYS CHOSEN
TO USE A NATURAL, VEGETABLE
Vegetable tanning involves treating animal skins using natural tannins from organic materials such as sap, leaves, or bark. We use different plant species – oak, chestnut, mimosa, or acacia – depending on the desired color or feel.
Vegetable tanning produces a leather which is firmer, more hard-wearing and waterproof, as well as reducing the risk of allergic reactions. It also has a natural coloring which allows for richer, more nuanced shades. It ages well, becoming more beautiful over the years as it takes on a burnished patina.
Bleu de Chauffe uses only GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton canvas. This extremely strict standard ensures that all fibers come from farming opera- tions that are 100% organic and natural. It prohibits the use of GMO, chemi- cal fertilizers, and pesticides, favoring natural, plant-based solutions and crop rotation, as well as safe working conditions.