This is why we make better aprons

844 milion people worldwide don’t have clean water and every minute a newborn dies from infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment. To cultivate and produce a regular cotton apron, many pesticides, toxic chemicals and literally thousands of liters of water are needed. Now think again about all the washing that is also needed to clean all those aprons worldwide, every single day. We can surely think of much better applications for all of that precious water.

All our leather aprons need is a simple whipe-off and an occasional waxing. Sounds good right? So what are you waiting for: stop washing, start waxing!

Leather tanning is one of the oldest crafts in the world. Hides are a by-product of our food sources and tanned leather is perhaps the best use of a waste product in the history of the world. Leather has provided man with clothing, shelter and protection since time immemorial, and today we use this wonderful organic material for aprons. We are aware though of the impact of leather production on our world. We therefore strive to ensure that with the purchasing of our tanned skins, our Dutch and Italian suppliers fully comply with all environmental regulations (often exceeding such standards), for the least possible impact on air, water and land. Modern tanning is a process that is constantly evolving and producing continuous innovations. Organic methods such as vegetable tanning or various forms of fully chromium-free tanning promote an even higher level of environmental awareness by this industry. Brickwalls and Barricades has leather product offerings in all of these categories, and we plan to continue expanding our range of environmentally conscious products in the future.