State of Fashion 2018 (EN)

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Apparition Jacket by Sruli Recht (2017) The Netherlands / Iceland A small team of innovators within Dutch leather manufacturer ECCO Leather studied old Egyptian and Greek tanning techniques for three years. By combining these techniques with modern industrial applications, they developed Apparition, the first soft, transparent and waterproof cow skin leather with lasting pliability. ECCO Leather worked together with Icelandic fashion designer Sruli Recht (1979) to create this collection of almost ghost-like jackets.


Did you know... ...tanneries use approximately 40 to 45 litres of water per kilogram of raw hide-skin for processing finished leathers? Using ancient natural tanning techniques is therefore of great interest in the pursuit of a cleaner and less water-consuming leather industry.