vegetable tanned leather
WE CARE WHAT YOU WEAR ON YOUR SKIN
At Mermaid Stories, we have spent much time to discover what is important for you. We have designed our watches after what you have asked us for: A unique piece that you like to look at, but that does not irritate you in your daily life. An elegant timeteller that does not feel stiff or heavy around your arm. Therefore, our watches are designed especially light - and if you opt in for our leather straps, you get mermazing softness around your wrist.
AND SO DOES SOFTNESS.
Your Mermaid Stories watch comes with a strap made with vegetable tanned leather - which is especially soft to wear on your wrist, right from the start. A nice side effect: The leather smells wonderfully leathery.
Next to its structure and tanning, the origin of the leather is of great importance to us. At the moment, about half of our leather is certified as organic. And of course, we aim for more!
YOUR STRAP IS NAKED.
IT WILL GET EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL OVER TIME.
Vegetable tanned leather comes with a lot of personality. And patina, an own history, which your strap will develop over time. Just like the hair of a mermaid bleaches from all the salt and the sand, so does your watch strap when accompanying you through your life. The lighter colors like dusty rose and champagne, in contrast, will get darker. This is an example for the change that you could see:
So where does the special softness come from? The pores of our leather are open, in contrast to the usually closed ones of many others. This fact makes the leather breathe, because moisture and air, but also dirt, can enter. Meaning: Your leather strap, especially if equipped with a very light leather, does not forget. Once it has got heavy stains, they can be difficult to remove. Which is the ultimate proof of its very natural personality and no reason for a warranty claim. Just keep in mind that the light leathers are more sensitive and will keep stains if in contact with harsh colors.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR STRAP
Mermaid Stories watches are made for a long-time love story.
This especially counts for the vegetable tanned leather we use. It is a simple, but beautiful (and first and foremost: character-building) material. Except for an occasional swipe with a moist cloth to remove some dust - if possible with lime-free or distilled water - you should not need to worry. Too much cleaning is much more harmful than beneficial for the leather.
Keeping your life simple is after all also one of our goals.