For us, true beauty does not lie in pristine perfection, but in the uniqueness and specialness that characterises each leather and thus each product. As a natural product, leather always has small scars and irregularities, which are characteristic expressions of the individual leather skin and may be shown as such. With this emphasis on the fundamental nature of leather, we redefine aesthetics: elegance does not mean hiding everything natural and imperfect, but showing itself in all its beauty and individuality.
WE ONLY BRING ORGANIC AND ECOLOGICAL LEATHER INTO CIRCULATION,
THAT COMES FROM ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN TREATED APPROPRIATELY!
„Alicia Linz’s bags are made of leather that shows the life of the cow. It has scars and mosquito bites. That is rare. Today it is difficult to distinguish real leather from synthetic, also because the quality is going down. „
Grit Thönnissen, Tagesspiegel
USING LEATHER HOLISTICALLY
Leather is a material that we unfortunately still value very little in everyday life. And this despite the fact that we see it in many areas of our everyday lives – from the seat covers in our cars to pieces of furniture and our wardrobes. For consumers, it is out of the question that leather looks smooth and flawless. This is because many lack awareness of where the material comes from, how it was produced and above all: how the animal behind it lived.
There is a reason why we only see perfect leather products: animal skins that are not smooth as an eel are laminated, sorted out and disposed of. But it is actually quite natural for an animal to have a scar or a mosquito bite. So shouldn’t it be normal that we also use – and appreciate – skins with such blemishes?
After personally collecting the raw material, we transport it to the tannery. The hides are sorted after tanning and assigned to different categories. Depending on how pronounced the grain pattern is, they are used for the corresponding bag models. We use heavily scarred skins for „The strong character“, leather with smaller scars and unevenness for „The special“ and even leather for „The fine“. Customers can decide for themselves how distinctive the patterning of the bag should be.
„Generalisations are never helpful. My wish is for the value chain to become close, comprehensible and fair again. Because the products we consume shape our world of tomorrow. „
Founder of ALICIA VICTORIA