We are all about family at Gather&See and love that British leather goods label TINCT is run by a brother and sister. By good fortune they also share a vision of what constitutes great style - an appreciation of high quality British craftsmanship, combined with a dash of understated originality. These qualities which have led to the birth of the brand, and we are sure glad they did. The debut pieces are a selection of beautifully refined vegetable tanned leather handbags and wallets, all made in the UK. If you are looking for simplicity and quality of design then you need look no further.
The natural world has always been an important inspiration and impacted the values of the duo. A pebble’s throw from the sea, the TINCT studio on the south coast of England reflects an integrity of simplicity, design and personality that says much about these sibling’s approach to running a business.
The Vegetable Tanning Process:
Vegetable tanning is a traditional artisanal process that has been passed down for centuries through Tuscan tanneries. TINCT favours this process as the brand is well aware that harsh chemical processing is not a sustainable approach - in their own words it "will one day come back to bite us."
The vegetable tanning process is slower, and far more sustainable. It involves raw hides being gently tumbled in large wooden drums, with natural plant based tannins that constitute the dyes. It is these tannins which are the active ingredient responsible for the transformation of a raw animal hide into beautiful leather that will remain durable for decades.
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Vegetable-tanned leather does not contain any toxic substances harmful to man, and is also highly tolerable for those who suffer from metal related allergies.
Small Scale Production.
Made in Britain.