Our Materials

Our Materials

Leather. All of the leathers that we use are 100% cow leather, special ordered from family-run Colombian tanneries that our team has been working with for ten years. All of our leathers are produced either in a combination tanning process, which is part-vegetable and part-mineral, or in a mineral tanning process. We use only the highest quality Colombian leather.

Linings. Though some of our bags are unlined, the majority are lined in a luxuriously soft goat-skin suede, produced right here in Bogota. These hides, products of a mineral tanning process, come in every color imaginable.

Paint. We use a water-based dye to paint and seal the edges of our bags. Our process is more time-consuming, but it produces a longer-lasting, higher-quality seal.

Thread. We use a waxed Italian polyester thread, made to last a lifetime. We've experimented with waxed linen threads, but found that the waxed polyester thread is more durable.

Zippers. All Restrepo Leather zippers are made by YKK.

Buckles. All of the buckles that we use are solid brass or nickel-plated brass. 

Our Materials