While leather is biodegradable, once tanned and treated, takes between 75-100 years to fully decompose. As well, traditional tanneries use a ton of chemicals in vats to color dye and then treat leather. If you’re an animal fan like we are, you’re well aware that culling animals for their leather and fur is an ancient tradition. Ethically sourced leather, however, comes from animals that have been “humanely” used for their meat while technology has allowed us to recreate leather fibers from ocean plastic waste, fruit peel and discarded salmon skin. Before you buy leather, ask about its tanning process (natural dyes) and origin (ethically-sourced).
Alexandra Clancy is a New York based luxury accessory brand. Handcrafted in Italy with immaculate construction, the collection combines clean minimalist shapes with modern geometric elements, custom mesh hardware and a carefully curated selection of the finest Italian leathers. A collaboration between founder and visionary, Alexandra Clancy, and Parisian born-designer, Raphael Young, the line offers an aesthetic that is sleek and effortless with a downtown vibe and twists of bright, playful color.