Learn about the marvels of Buttero Leather
If you have not heard of buttero leather, then you are likely to be blown away by its characteristics. However, what makes this material so special? Let’s find out.
Established in 1974, the renowned buttero leather tannery based in Italy is known for its high-quality leather. The Conceria Walpier tannery is located in the heart of Italy's leather industry in the town of Toscana.
It has been producing some of the finest leathers on the international stage for over 40 years. It is also a member of the Conorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Coniata Al Vegetable consortium, which ensures that the quality of its products is of the highest standard. It is a high-quality leather that can be used to create a wide range of products including bags, wallets and watch straps.
All buttero hides come with a "Pelle Al Vegetale" seal of approval. Despite the high standards that the Consortium sets, only one company can produce leather that exceeds these. This is why, at Conceria Walpier, they put their own rigorous quality control checks into place.
Their buttero leather-making process is unique and dates back to ancient times. This natural leather is treated with a vegetable tanning process to ensure that it adapts to different types of products.
Why should you pick Buttero Leather?
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While buttero leather is renowned for its vibrant and rich colours, it is also known for its rich and creamy textures – which makes it unique. Its finish will allow it to age and develop better over time. This makes it an ideal choice for those who are looking for something a bit different.
The buttero leather is known for its ability to pick up scratches and marks, which quickly blend into the subsurface. This type of leather is produced with an aniline finish, which shows off the hide’s natural surface instead of a smooth pigmented one.
Its vibrant colours and deep patina will last for a long time. This construction is built on a base of the firm and full-grain shoulders, which will allow you to maintain a long-lasting and natural appearance.
However, if you are not a fan of this look, you can always wax, polish, or buff your strap to maintain its original look.
What is the Lifespan of Buttero Leather?
Although full-grain leather is very durable, buttero leather is a great alternative for people who want a unique-looking leather that will last for a long time. Due to the smooth surface of the leather, it tends to age faster than other types. This is also great for people who hate waiting for their leather goods to develop.
Buttero Leather Watch Strap
Buttero Leather Watch Strap by Strapatelier
Strapatelier’s creamy and rich buttero leather watch straps are made from Conceria Walpier in Italy. Known for its unique and beautiful patina, this watch strap is made from a combination of leather that's prone to fading and turning into a beautiful shade once it's worn.
Each mark that's left on the leather will remind you of a time in your life.
As its natural shine and colour develop, our buttero leather watch strap becomes more comfortable and looks great with a variety of watches. Its material is also very smooth and supple, which makes it an ideal choice for vintage watches as well.
All of our watch straps are made from 100% leather, using traditional techniques. They are then painted with a hand-made edge and are cut to ensure that they will last for a lifetime. Be sure to check them out here.
The smooth and glossy buttero leather is a great choice for pairing with various leather crafts. Its vibrant colours give it a unique look and feel. The buttero leather watch strap is also ideal for wearing sports watches. Although it can come in a variety of colours, buttero is one of the higher-tier non-exotic leathers that can be used for a unique touch.