All hides used in the production of our cowhide rugs come from animal farming for food consumption. We are not producing new materials to put on our planet; we feel very good about selecting what is left over from the food industry. Leather is a 100% natural product, which comes from nature and will one day return to nature.
Raw cow skins are sourced from slaughterhouses, and there, animals are managed with all approved techniques, and always taking care of the animal. At slaughterhouses or skin warehouses there is a process of salting the hides, in order that the hides can be preserved for a long time.
Argentina is known to have the finest quality cow skins in the world due to the large suitable extensions of land, a favorable weather for cattle raising, and a great variety of cow breeds. We hand pick our raw cow skins, in order to select only the best of them.
The chrome tanning process consists in a summary way on the following steps: