Wooden leather is a patented material made from thin sheets of wood, which are bonded to a fabric using an environmental-friendly adhesive. Furthermore, to ensure the material is pliable and soft like leather, wood sheets are micro laser etched.
Sustainability is more than just a word
From each tree we produce 350 square meters of wooden leather and thanks to an agreement with Tree-Nation, we replant the 350% more than we consume.
Wooden leather with its characteristic grain, make each product unique and not replicable. The passage of time changes the tone and the texture of wood, enriching the expression of forms, giving it a value that endures in time.
Each piece is uniquely numbered, the FSC certificate of controlled designation of origin enhances its value in time. Unlike regular leather, ours can be restored and scratches and wear can be eliminated.
Beauty that is also good
We believe that making an eco-compatible choice does not mean sacrificing the design. Style depends on the quality of the idea, not on creating it at the expense of animals and the environment.
Our leather is wood: cruelty-free, sustainable, chosen and worked respecting the environment. We are proud to hold a VVV certificate of Animal Free Fashion (AFF). This means that we do not utilize fur, feathers, leather, or silk.
Since the 13th century, the Japanese have used bananas to make Jusi (‘lightweight’) fabric for the production of Kimonos.
The banana leaf fiber comes from the trunk of the banana trees. The layers of each of the trunks have a different hardness, color and malleability. These layers are hand-separated and then cut into strips of produce the fiber.
The fiber strips are then washed in chlorinated water and dried under the sun. Once this process is completed, the material is ready for production.
The deepest more tender layers of fiber are used to produce a light, soft and fine fabric, suitable for clothing and underwear.
Banana fiber has undeniable advantages over silk and cotton. This natural fabric is more affordable, environmentally friendly, antibacterial, biodegradable and has a small impact on the environment.
From the heart of the birch forests and through the most technologically advanced manufacturing process, ef+facto gives life to unique and luxurious fabrics.
More absorbent and resistant than cotton, as smooth and soft as silk, as transpiring as linen.
A unique yarn
The fineness of the raw material, with its precious properties, together with our cutting-edge manufacturing process gives special features making it an exquisite and unique product.
Some characteristics are typical of our exclusive yarn and its by-products: thermostatic temperature control capability, which makes our fabrics as warm as wool in winter and as cool as cotton in summer, and high transpiration degree, which allows humidity to be quickly absorbed and dispersed.
Our yarn is durable
Its properties are enhanced wash after wash and the fabrics keep their unique beauty throughout their life span.
A healthier, more ethical and certainty gorgeous cotton is a safeguard solution for both the ecosystem and personal health.
COMPARISON BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL COTTON VERSUS ORGANIC COTTON
The harvesting and processing of non-organic cotton are normally accomplished through the use of harmful chemicals. Clothing made with such materials keep heat away, don’t allow the skin to breathe properly and eliminate its natural balance, creating skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and rashes.
On the other hand, organic cotton is truly natural, ensures the skin can breathe properly, and it’s thicker and softer making it more resistant over time. Also, since it does not undergo chemical treatments, it does not easily weaken nor tear with wear.
Milk fiber, also known as casein fiber, was originally developed in Italy in the 1930’s. It is a material obtained from milk, which creates a fabric very similar to wool.
The process from which Milk Fiber is made is environmentally friendly and formaldehyde, making it unique and sophisticated.
With a weight of 10 and 13 percent less than silk and polyester respectively, when milk fiber is used in conjunction with other fine fibers, it gains its soft, warm and durable qualities.
Milk yarn, as well as wool, must be washed with great care. Excess water during drying entails loss of elasticity, making the yarn less and less loosening.
More than just eco-friendly, milk fiber is beneficial and luxurious. By wearing clothes made from milk fiber the skin receives daily care, by stimulating a healthy blood pressure level and acting as an antibacterial.