The modern tanning process, where chromium-free is the key word, complies with current guidelines. It ensures a lesser burden on the environment but on top of that, it has the positive side effect of intensifying the colors. Worth mentioning is, contrary to the traditional process, the hides are now ‘air-dried’, which as a nice benefit, turns out to be significantly energy cost-cutting. An additional, but certainly not unimported, advantage of this drying process is the enhancement of the specific character of leather. A minimal finish makes the distinctive grain of every individual hide stand out. Compared to the traditional method, this new way of processing saves up to 80% on energy costs and chemicals used. The top finish is ‘Eco’ and is based on natural extracts and is GOTS certified.