IN THE BEAMHOUSE
The raw hide is treated to rehydrate it and remove all traces of dirt.
All of the hair is removed from the hide and recovered for composting.
Fleshing and splitting
During fleshing, the fat is removed from the flesh and the excess is recycled. The hide is split to separate the grain, which is the most valuable part of our work. The resultant split waste is put to other uses.
Deliming, bating and pickling
Deliming removes residual lime left behind by the unhairing process. The bating process refines the grain using enzymes, while the pickling process adjusts the pH to allow the tannins to act in the desired way and to penetrate the hide.
Discover the magic
We use exclusive mixtures of tannins, combining these vegetable extracts with the hides in wooden drums filled with water. This is where the magic happens. The tannins stop the natural degradation process of the hides, while at the same time giving them a range of exceptional and unique characteristics.