- Belt black: buckskin CH (front), calfskin IT (back)
- Belt light brown / dark brown: buckskin CH (back & front)
Leather from sustainable deer hunting
The raw material comes from wild red deer from Switzerland, which have been hunted sustainably (no farmed deer). Therefore traces of wild life such as scars, skin folds or small injuries give the leather its unique appearance. The valuable wild skins are left as natural as possible.
Thanks to the close cooperation with the Zeller tannery in the Bernese Oberland, it was possible to reactivate the traditional barrel tanning without synthetic pre-tanning agents and the use of vegetable tanning agents from Europe. Thus, in a process lasting 2 months, the ecological buckskin is produced.
To this end, the tanning process completely dispenses with the use of metal salts such as chromium sulphate and synthetic dyes, and chemical additives are reduced to an absolute minimum. Likewise, no superficial finishes or varnishes are applied. Deerskin is tanned 100% with natural tanning agents, i.e. with extracts of plants, fruits and woods.
Cut & sewn in St. Moritz
Since deerskin skins are somewhat thinner and the skins are also smaller than cowhide, the deerskin belts must first be double-stitched and, in the case of longer belts, they must also be attached. This step is done in Tabea's manufactory in St. Moritz.
Appenzell ornaments by Daniel Fuchs
In the last step we return to the workshop of Daniel Fuchs in Appenzell. The Appenzell belt made of deerskin is fitted with a unique special ornamental variant.