Balzac Paris highlights responsible materials in its new collections. The fashion industry being one of the most polluting, it is important to react and provide new alternatives, whether they concern materials or manufacturing methods. At the heart of these we find vegetable tanned leather, a sustainable material that is more respectful of the planet.

Vegetable tanned leather: what is it?

Vegetable tanned leather owes its name to the process used during the tanning operation. We then seek to tan animal skin with a natural substance: tannin which can be found in plants, roots, leaves, etc. In this way, by favoring the use of a totally natural substance, we do good for the planet and we reduce pollution as much as possible during the manufacturing process. We also respect an ancestral method since vegetable tanning is an old technique that our ancestors already used! Today, tanning is most often mineral and different mineral tanning agents are used to complete the process. This type of tanning is quick and inexpensive, but agents such as chromium sulphates (which represent the bulk of leather tanning) are highly polluting and harmful to the environment. So-called vegetable tanning therefore counters the bad effects of this method with various advantages.

What are the benefits of vegetable tanning?

Opting for vegetable tanned leather offers benefits on many levels. Unlike chromium salts which pollute the planet enormously and expose the worker to chemical products, vegetable tanning provides a much healthier manufacturing process for significantly improved working conditions. A great benefit for the health of the workers but also for the material. In addition, some of these parts are biodegradable and recyclable! A way for us to combine fashion and ethics and thus continue to offer you beautiful pieces while following our Always More Responsible approach.

A process rooted in the Balzac Paris DNA

How can you imagine a perfect look without accessories? Indispensable in your dressing room to perfect your looks, our bags , belts or shoes do not escape the rule of Always More Responsible that we strive to improve day by day... If this pushes us to rethink the materials we use and the manufacturing processes over the collections, the vegetable tanning of leather is at the heart of it. With in particular the use of organic cotton , TENCEL ® vegetable tanned leather adds a new string to the Balzac Paris responsible bow. But this use of vegetable tanned leather is not the only particularity of this collection! Our products also present a certification of different labels (such as the GOTS label) thus ensuring different controls during the creation process and the quality of the final product. We are committed to letting you add a responsible touch to your dressing room while offering you timeless and durable pieces . So why not let yourself be tempted by a Rodin bag, a faithful ally that will go with all your looks to be chic and trendy in all circumstances. Enhance your looks with our boots or our bags and bet on the little extra that will attract all the compliments. Need to complete your latest look made up of responsible jeans ? Don't panic, our vegetable-tanned Alba belt using mimosa, chestnut and cedar will bring a touch of elegance and brighten up your outfit. Whether it's the key pieces of our collections such as the César bag or our sandals and accessories, we are proud to be able to offer you pieces that are always as trendy and respectful of the environment. So don't hesitate any longer and discover the latest collection of pieces made from Balzac Paris vegetable tanned leather !