As a result, our products will always develop. It’s a result of customer feedback and internal insights. Our model of selling exclusively straight to the customer allows us gain valuable insights that in turn help to improve our products. Sometimes the tweaks are subtle and invisible to the naked eye. Other times the facelifts are more severe. Like this one.
We’ve transitioned to a completely new leather. It’s a full grain calf leather from Germany-based Weinheimer Leder.
The new leather is:
This is a result of 16 months of work. Our Chief Product Officer, Simon, shares his thoughts about the project:
The best part of what we do is that we get to speak one-on-one with our customers. I get notifications of every customer review, I read external reviews and I track what our customers are saying in our surveys. The beauty of that is that we can constantly push the boundaries on the quest towards perfection. After carefully reviewing our leather we made the decision to look for new alternatives. It has been an exciting journey where we’ve scanned numerous tanneries and finally ended up partnering with Germany-based Weinheimer Leder which can deliver what we want in terms of quality, consistency and performance.
What has been the toughest part in this project?
To get the exact right shade of burgundy that we want. We’re quite unique on the market with our burgundy. We want it dark. We don’t want people to walk around in red shoes. We want the shade to be so subtle that it looks almost black at night and then hint the almost aubergine-like colour during the day. I’m very happy with how it turned out.
What are you most proud about?
The factory finish that we’ve achieved. We’ve worked closely with our factory to get the perfect amount of shine across the whole shoe. I think our customers will appreciate the richness of the leather that is on another level.
Can we look forward to any additional collection updates soon?
There will be many exciting things in the next couple of months. I just got back from visiting our factories in Spain and I’m pretty sure our customers will like what’s coming.