Handcrafted leather navy (dark blue) SPEKLAB apron from the “Green Heart“ of the Netherlands with a neck strap and waist belt from natural undyed saddle leather.
SPEKLAB aprons are made of genuine Dutch and Spanish vegetable tanned Nubuck and saddle leather. It protects against heat, splashes and dirt. You can clean this product with a moist towel or with special SPEKLAB leather grease with beeswax. Taking good care of your SPEKLAB apron makes it soft, flexible and easy to wear.
Tanning is a way of preserving the cowhide. The leather treatment is 100% organic and without chemical additives, making the leather durable and biodegradable. For tanning, the hides are a few weeks immersed in a bath of leaves and bark of oak, chestnut, mangrove and acacia trees. The chemical (tanning) that she naturally secretes ensures that the proteins in the leather are resistant to bacteria.
Nubuck leather is the most honest, natural, durable and top quality leather. The top layer is sanded, stained and washed. For Nubuck one uses the most beautiful grain leather (upper skin). Therefore it’s possible that the life of the animal is still found in the skin, in scars of insect bites, thorns and horns, but also the neck wrinkles, coarse pores and pigments. This makes each apron unique and still close to nature.