Here at SANCIA, we design products that outlast the fast-fashion lifecycle. Working with artisans in creating handcrafted pieces, using high-quality vegetable tanned leathers and sourcing natural fibers that are eco-friendly and biodegradable rather than synthetic fabrications.
SANCIA leather goods are crafted from the highest quality full-grain leather, predominantly using skins from Europe including Italian nubuck, Italian suede and vegetable tanned leather. Each piece is carefully hand-selected ensuring the highest quality possible. Our vegetable tanned leather is a classic leather that shows its wear beautifully over time. It is luxurious and strong with a softly worn waxed finish that deepens into a distinctive patina. Your vegetable tanned bag will forever evolve and become more beautiful, developing character and darkening in color.
Vegetable tanning is an Eco-friendly, organic process due to the natural materials used in the tanning process, relying solely on natural vegetable tannin's from bark and other plant tissues. Vegetable tanning is one of the oldest and most intricate methods of tanning dating back to 6000 bc.
PLASTIC FREE PACKAGING
All SANCIA goods are shipped entirely plastic free. Our garment bags and bubble wrapping used on our handbag boxes is 100% biodegradable, crafted from corn-starch, a renewable plant material. Traditional plastics can take hundreds to thousands of years to decompose, our packaging can be disposed of in your green waste where they break down over time.
On top of this, we use recycled paper materials for all packaging of our bags, from the gift boxes, swing tags and tissue paper, each item is also shipped with a re-usable dust bag. SANCIA corn-starch bags are compliant with EN 13432 and ASTM6400 standards. Reducing CO2 emissions | Phthalate free | no Bisphenol a (BPA) | Non-Toxic.
HANDMADE BY SKILLED ARTISANS
We’re very proud to say that all of our leather goods are truly handcrafted.
Each bag is meticulously handmade by skilled artisans, utilising the highest quality leather, limited-edition textiles, and custom hardware pieces designed in-house. We work with a very small team of talented craftsman and the handcrafted nature of our bags allows us the pleasure of personally working with our close-knit team, creating jobs and helping to provide a sustainable income each year, which makes a positive impact on the community.
Each bag can have up to 200 processes to complete, our team meticulously work through all the fine details which includes hand-sewing, buffing, painting leather edges and polishing, taking up to several days to finish one piece. When we describe our bags as ‘handcrafted and handmade’ we truly mean this. SANCIA uses hand skills for 80% of production and machine for 20% of production and only when absolutely necessary.