Sheong Shi Tannery is led by revolutionary tanner Patrick Lee. He developed a secret natural recipe (approved by the Fair Trade Association) replacing the harmful chromium’s usually used in the tanning process. Patrick was among the first tanners to move into the government regulated tanning complex with a centralised effluent system. He also collects rain water to reduce his water use and refuses to employ anyone under 18. We like this guy. He has helped us get our business off the ground, by developing a unique, ethical, full-grain veg-tanned eco leather just for us.
We aim to source our other materials locally too. By doing this we support the local economy, decrease the strain on global resources and keep the supply chain nice and simple. With some suppliers, we can walk to their place and order materials over a cup of chai. From the hands of our suppliers, through our artisans hands, to yours.