Our Leather Story
All of our pieces are handcrafted with love, care, and spirit; we use only high quality ethically and responsibly sourced leather. All leather is sourced sustainably as a by-product of the food industry.
Here at Master we are firmly opposed to employing exotic animal by-products in any of our garments. We are also committed to the environment and our current collection has been crafted with chrome free leather tanned with low-impact dyes and vegetable based tannins. The signature look of our full grain Buffalo hides is achieved by using a special combination tannins whereby we utilize both natural vegetable tanning along with synthetic chrome tanning. All chemicals used in the tanning process are REACH Certified. REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of Human Health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.
For our signature distressed pieces, we employ a multi-step process that brings out the beauty, tone, and variation in the garments; this causes some panels to appear darker and others to appear lighter. This textural and tone variation allows Master products to be differentiated from machine made mass produced garments. The distressing process also makes Master garments timeless, plush, and comfortable to wear. All of our pieces are made to last, and the value in a product like this is that they only get better with time and wear. With that being said, don’t be afraid to live in your garments, don’t be afraid of the elements, don’t be afraid of the imperfections…Make each piece your own.
Please note that we only use full grain leather. Our hides are not sanded, corrected or split grain. As such, the natural imperfections and blemishes in the top grain of the hide are often apparent and should not be confused with damage. The natural full grain adds character and ruggedness to our pieces, and is in line with our vision and style. A flawless natural hide is not realistic every time, so we embrace the imperfections and have designed pieces with the ruggedness and attitude to match.