LEGENDARY LEATHER SINCE
The traditional method of oak-bark ground-tanning has prevailed through four generations of leathermaking at Rendenbach. Our undaunting dedication to this environment-friendly tanning process has been well rewarded: with a product of first class quality that is robust and yet extremely flexible, waterproof and yet breathable. JR-Leather is notably hard wearing, dermatologically kind and exceptionally comfortable to wear.
Making good shoes great:
Throughout Europe as well as in the USA, Rendenbach products play an integral part in the manufacture of exclusive footwear.
THE TANNING PROCESS
Tanning begins with the dye section. Stripped of its hair, the hide undergoes a slow surface tanning over a period of about four weeks, opening its fibers to absorb the tannin. The hides are passed through several pits, connected in a closed circuit through a system of pipes and containing different concentrations of tanning fluid. The hides themselves hang on frames and are moved manually from one pit to the next on a daily basis.
The second stage of the preliminary tanning involves a pit half filled with tanning fluid. The hides are submerged in the fluid with a layer of the shredded tan substances between each one. They remain here for approximately six weeks, after which the procedure is repeated in a second pit.
The oak-bark ground-tanning is an extremely gentle process taking place in old, three-metre deep oak lined pits. During the course of this process, tannin is absorbed into the hide binding and conserving its protein-structures. Nature supplies the main ingredients for the tan mixture used in traditional oak-bark ground-tanning; primarily oak, spruce and mimosa bark as well as valonea fruit.
A NATURAL UNDERSTANDING
Traditional oak-bark ground-tanning is a process involving biodegradable tanning agents such as bark and fruit. This ecological tanning method results in an especially long lasting and dermatologically kind product.
Leather with the JR-Brand label is waterproof and extremely abrasion resistant, tough yet flexible, very comfortable to wear and optically distinguished by its attractive grain and warm, woody colour.
The charactaristic benefits of JR-quality with the brand label:
· consistently durable
· a smooth fibre structure that enables an accurate trima naturally elegant grain
· a smooth fibre structure that enables an accurate trim
· a naturally elegant grain
· natural impermeability
· specific light weight
· inherent stability
· extreme durability
· absorbs sweat
a active airing and antiperspirant properties
More info on www.lederfabrik-rendenbach.de