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Our claim

That we like change is no secret. In our almost 10 years as an online store for Appenzeller harnesses, dog collars and accessories, we have always tried to question and reinterpret the existing. This not only in the form of always surprising collaborations, but also with regard to the manufacture of our products.

In order to make our contribution to a sustainable circular economy in the spirit of the future, we are currently optimising our production processes. To this end, we asked ourselves where we can have a concrete influence:

1. fair & regional production

By fairness, we not only mean appropriate remuneration for all the people involved, but we also understand appropriate production conditions to mean, for example, leaving the added value on site. Our production is regional, with the heart naturally in Appenzellerland: where all the steps on the way to high-quality leather products with Swiss roots and international bling take place.

Belts and dog collars made of robust cowhide are manufactured by Daniel Fuchs in Appenzell, the belts made of fine deerskin are prepared by Tabea's manufactory in St. Moritz, woollen caps are knitted by hand by Appenzell countrywomen or by machine in Thurgau, depending on the model, and our leather goods such as handbags and purses are handmade in southern Germany.

Cows from Demeter or organic farms in southern Germany
Tanning extract: Mimosa, from acacia bark
Undyed leather in light cognac (nature)

2. leather with a promising future

We use 100 per cent sustainable cow or deer leather for most of our products. The raw material for the cowhide comes from organically certified farms in southern Germany or from dairy cows in Tschiertschen GR and is vegetable tanned in a local pit tannery, i.e. without the use of chrome or other chemicals. The same applies to the deerskin, which is produced anyway in the course of regular regulation hunting in Switzerland and thus finds a new, meaningful purpose.

You can find more information about "Traceable Leather" here

Appenzeller belt x Bode
Appenzeller Belt x Double Goose
Appenzeller belt x Acc.Helvetica
Appenzeller belt x Julian Zigerli

3. maximum quality & open for new things

All our products are made of the highest quality materials - and therefore extremely durable. If an ornament should fall off or the strap becomes too long - we repair and shorten free of charge. Contact us at support@appenzeller-gurt.com

In addition to our fixed range of products, we are constantly cultivating surprising collaborations with selected partners. With them we share an understanding of design and an aesthetic openness as well as an irrepressible joy in bringing together old and new, conservative and extravagant, in order to ultimately create strong stylistic statements for the present - and thanks to them we get to know new manufacturing processes or materials, which we then also adopt.

4. one percent for the world

We believe that taking responsibility does not end with our own company. That would be far too boring for us. The times we live in are far too exciting and we like to think outside the box. And there is a lot to do out there. That's why, since the beginning of 2021, every time we buy one of our products, one per cent of the turnover goes to a selected institution, for example an animal welfare organisation or a cultural project worth supporting.

More info here

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