In an previous post we talked about ‘Sustainability in Leather Goods Industry in Ubrique’. How Ubrique carry out different actions in this matter. One of the most important facts is the Labour Conditions that Leather Goods Manufacturer apply. Therefore, we are going to develop this controvesial topic in fashion nowadays.

Today, people are very aware of the fact that everyone must work in good Labour Conditions. When people buy something, especially in the fashion industry, they think how and in what conditions this piece was made. Has this item been made with appropriate labour conditions? Is this design authentic? Is it handcrafted?

Many people think that The Fashion Industry lack mechanism that shows transparency in this matter. This must be solved somehow. We must to work together to get a sustainable fashion. There is an organization that is worried about this concern: The Ethical Fashion Forum. This platform was born in 2006 to develop a collaborative movement which would transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry. They try to “support and promote sustainable practices; facilitate collaboration; raise awareness; and provide the tools and resources needed to reduce poverty and reduce environmental damage”.

With regards the industry in Ubrique, the main figure of this industry is, without a doubt, the Leather Worker. Companys know the value of this figure. Therefore, they are fully aware of the compliance of all the labor rights; such as salary, working hours and extra hours as well as family conciliation.

All the above is highly appreciated by High End and Luxury Fashion Houses. What’s more, these Fashion Brands not only demand that work conditions are respected according to the legislation of each country, but also they monitor that these conditions can be improved every year. We believe that the respect and appreciation of the Leather Worker and their work conditions is a MUST in the Leather Goods Manufacturing Industry globally.

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Posted on January 18th, 2019
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Dearest friends, from all the team of Betangible (Leather Goods Manufacturers based in Ubrique), we wish you a year full of love, prosperity, brightness, success and happiness. Happy New Year 2019!

We hope that you can get all your dreams come true. Thanks so much for such a wonderful year!

 

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Posted on December 30th, 2018
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You still don’t know what to give this Christmas? From Ubrique and as Leather Good Manufacturers and as experts in leather goods making, we think that a leather accessory is always a good option to give to someone in Christmas. The main reasons to give a handmade leather item are the highest quality, a good design and the durability of the products Made in Ubrique.

So that, we thought that would be a great idea to share with you a wish list with the bags of 2018 that will last forever from Vogue Spain. Very well-known brands like Jacquemus, By Far or Paco Rabanne. Which one is your favourite?

Bag Le Cariño (Jacquemus)

         

Purse bag (Attico)

Mini bag (By Far)

Tote bag (Marni)

Black bag (Victoria Beckham)

Printed bag with square (Mansur Gavriel)

Bag with panels (Anya Hindmarch)

Cylindrical bag (Paco Rabanne)

Candy box bag  (Bimba y Lola)

Zebra printed bag (Boss)

Jewel bag (Cult Gaia para Moda Operandi)

Shoulder bag (Gabriel for Sach)

XXL bag (Isabel Marant)

Bag Amphora (Carolina Santo Domingo)

Bag Delila with chain handle (Yuzefi)

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Posted on December 24th, 2018
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Betangible, Leather Goods Manufacturer based in Ubrique (Spain), wish you Merry Christmas.

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Posted on December 13th, 2018
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How sustainable is Leather Goods Manufacturing? Is leather itself a sustainable product? What do Leather Goods Manufacturers in Ubrique (Spain) do in order to meet the Regulations in this concern?

In the current times, consumers are getting very concerned about the products they are buying. The Fashion industry is more and more worried about sustainability and companies work hard to be more responsible and transparent. In this article we are going to talk briefly about the different actions that “Ubrique” carry out in this matter.

Firstly, all the leather (we use) is a by-product of the food chain. We are not happy with the idea that animals are killed just to get their skin. This is something that has to do with ethics and responsibility too. All leather suppliers (we use) have got the certification and traceability in this concern.

In Ubrique there is also a selective collection of leather leftover. All the leather that cannot be used for a handbag go to Recycling Plants. Once there, the leather is transformed and reused in new products.

The sustainability of the industry is also very closely related to the Labour Conditions, ie. Salaries, Health and Security at the work place, etc. We will also try to develop this topic in a future article.

Sustainability in Leather Goods Industry

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Posted on November 30th, 2018
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Betangible had the opportunity to attend today’s presentation of Sibling’s AW11 Collection 6 at London Fashion Week. We got delighted at some leather details they used in the collection such as the leather shoulder pieces, the knitted scarf with a leather belt closure and the leather closure of some pockets.

From Betangible we encourage Sibling to keep using leather in their collections. Perhaps, this is the beginning of an long lasting relationship between Sibling and Leather. Will we see Sibling’s leather accessories shortly?

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Posted on February 24th, 2011
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This is the first post of a series in which we will try to show you the different materials and processes evolved in the manufacturing of a leather item.

Leather is “animal skin dressed for use,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary . Animal hides are by-products of the food industry, and therefore we can find many different types of leathers and hides. Although today most leather is made of cattle skin, there are many other types such as lambskin, pigskin and deerskin, which are used in the manufacturing of leather goods. More exotic skins from crocodiles, ostriches or stingrays are also used for more exclusive and costly products.

Chrome-tanned-leather

Today, although more processes can be applied, most hides and skins are transformed into leather by two tanning processes:
  • · Chrome tanned leather is tanned using chrome sulphate. This chemical gives the leather a more supple finish. Colourfastness is better than vegetable tanned leather.
  • · Vegetable tanned leather is tanned using vegetable origin tannins. Vegetable tanned leather is less supple and harder. “Moulded Leather Goods”  must be manufactured with this type of leather.

Cracked-Leather

As for the forms in which leather is usually bought, we can mainly find:

  • · Split leather is obtained when the top-grain is separated from the hide and then, a non-natural layer is applied. Split leather is usually a cheaper type of leather. Split leather is also used to make suede.

  • · Corrected leather has got an artificial layer on it in order to correct the imperfections of the hides that do not meet the minimum quality requirements to make top or full-grain leather.

  • · Top-grain leather has less breathability than full-grain leather due to its “plastic-like” finish coat, which gives this type of leather a greater resistance to stains.

  • · Full-grain leather is the upper section of a hide that has not had any treatments to remove imperfections on its surface. Its breathability and natural touch are very appreciated.

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Posted on February 17th, 2011
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Nobody questions the importance of preserving the heritage of a city, town or community. However, not many people are sensitive to preserving Industrial Heritage, which deals with buildings, artefacts, techniques and products which are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations, often forming a significant attraction for tourism.

The Leather Museum of Ubrique is modestly trying to spread the history, tradition and treasures of the leather sector in Andalucía. If you have the opportunity to come to Andalucía, it’s worth visiting.

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Posted on February 7th, 2011
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According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica a Designer is one that designs: as a:  one who creates and often executes plans for a project or b:  one that creates and manufactures high-fashion clothing. The same source defines a Manufacturer as one that manufacturers; especially an employer of workers in manufacturing.

Both are much more that those quite formal definitions. A designer is also the artist of the intangible, the concepts, and a visionary. On his part, a manufacturer is the master of the concrete, the tangible, and the physical. A figure that has the skills to make the ideas and creations of designers come true into tangible objects.

I have seen that both figures do not really manage to understand each other due to different factors that we will analyse in future posts. At Betangible www.betangible.com we believe in the unity, understanding, and cohesion between designers and manufacturers… Do you want to join us?

Manufacturers And Designers

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Posted on February 3rd, 2011
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