The Saddle Tan
The Saddle Tan
Vegetable tanning is a traditional method that is time-consuming and requires experienced craftsmen.
Raw hides are tanned in pits with natural tannins from tree barks, roots and plants and are left for around 40 days. The end result is environmentally friendly, natural, durable leather.
The vegetable tanned leather will develop a rich patina in which marks and scratches will fade by time, leaving memories which makes your bag truly personal.
To prevent leather from drying out, cracking or fading unevenly, try to keep it out of direct heat and sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
When the leather feels dry, treat it with a leather conditioner for vegetable tanned leather. Test the conditioner on an invisible surface first.
Try to avoid contact with oils, liquids, creams, sand, sharp objects, food, cleaning products, chemicals, rough products, abrasive surfaces and direct sunlight.
Dark colors on leather might come off when first used. To avoid smudges on other fabrics, we suggest wearing clothes in similar shades until the extra dye vanishes.
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Meet The Designer
AGNES NORDENHOLZ is the label of the designer Agnes Schorer that was founded 2015 in Berlin.
The brand´s aims are to create products with a „soul“, which resist the fast moving society of our time.
Agnes has chosen the tradition of craftsmanship and high-quality materials, which are processed in compliance with ethical and sustainable guidelines in Europe, creating a product with value:
Agnes was born and raised in Tübingen, Germany.
She headed to Vienna to become a trained dressmaker and to study fashion design
at the university of applied arts in Vienna. under Marc Bohan, Helmut Lang and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
After 14 years as a co-founder and designer of the label Hartmann Nordenholz, Agnes moved to Berlin to go `back to the roots´ and to continue her work under the name AGNES NORDENHOLZ, Nordenholz being the maiden name of her grandmother.
One of her greatgrandfathers was born in Berlin. He worked as a merchant in the woolbusiness for one of the biggest European woolcompanies.
Another one was a leather tanner and later on trader for leather goods.
It seems natural, that her favorite materials are wool, leather and linen.