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MR CHRISTIAN

FINE ENGLISH ARTISAN LEATHER GOODS MANUFACTURING 
 

OUR STORY

THE BRAND

MR CHRISTIAN IS A NEW BRAND BASED ON OVER 20 YEARS IN THE LUXURY BRAND LEATHER GOODS SECTORS BUILT ON EXPERIENCES WORKING WITH THE LIKES OF POLO RALPH LAUREN, MULLBERY, PAUL SMITH, CHURCH SHOES PRADA AND OTHERS.

TAKING THESE EXPERIENCES AND INSIGHTS AND PLACING THEM INTO HIS OWN PRODUCT RANGES WITHIN THE LUXURY RETAIL SECTOR.  PRODUCTS DRIVEN AND UNDERPINNED BY A NEW NARRITIVE FOR TODAYS SOCIALY AWARE, CONCIOUS AND "SAVY" CONSUMERS

VETTED AND CERTIFED SUPPLY CHAINS ACROSS ALL SECTORS, CAREFULLY SELECTED AND ARTISAN SKILLED UK MAKERS, WITH PROVEN TRADTIONAL MANUFACTURING HERITAGE, RE- KINDLED RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY INDUSTRY FIGURES  AND A PASSION FOR AUTHENTIC GENUINE VALUE PRODUCTS WITH FULL TRANSPARENCY TO ENSURE BRAND INTEGRITY AND CONSUMER TRUST.

WRAP THIS UP WITH A DESIRE TO CREATE SOCIAL WEALTH OVER CORPORATE WEALTH IT IS THE MAKING OF SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT.

A BLACK                      SHEEP BRAND 

 

 

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About Our Leather
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WE ONLY SOURCE VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHERS FROM LWG SUSTAIANBLE APPROVED TANNERIES OR FROM SOURCES THAT CAN BE TRACED BACK TO IT'S ORIGION OF SUPPLY

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WHY LEATHER ?

IT'S IN MY DNA AND IS A HUGE PART OF MY FAMILY HISTORY, 

LEATHER IS A SUSTIANABLE MATERIAL AND A NATURAL BY PRODUCT OF THE MEAT AND FOOD INDUSTRY, AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO CONSUME MEAT THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A SUPPLY OF LEATHER.  IT'S WORTH MENTIONING THAT A NUMBER OF OTHER BY PRODUCTS ARE ALSO USED FROM THE PROCESSING OF THIS MATERIAL SUCH AS COLOGEN, FATS AND OILS ALL OF WHICH END UP IN OTHER CONSUMABLES THAT WE USE.FROM COSMETICS AND FOODS, TO FERTILIZERS FOR AGRICULTURE. 

 

LEATHER IS HIGHLY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE, LONGLASTING AND RELIABLE MATERIALS IN THE PRODUCTION AND USE WITHIN LUXURY FASHION PRODUCTS, AND THE REASON FOR IT'S SUSTAIANABILTY CREDENTIALS.  IT FAR OUT LASTS MANY OTHER MATERIALS IN FAST FASHION.  

 

WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AND CHAMPION THIS MATERIAL IN OUR OWN PRODUCTION ENSURING WE ONLY SOURCE FROM TANNERIES THAT PRODUCE RESPONSIBLY AND ARE CERTIFIED BY THE LWG GROUP CERTIFICATION OR OTHER INDUSTRY APPROVED SUPPLIER CERTIFICATIONS.

 

please click the LWG for details of certified tanneries or this link for our Italian partners within this sector.  SUSTAINABILITY – Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata Al Vegetale (pellealvegetale.it)

 

ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE OFFERED WITH A LIFETIME GUARANTEE AND FULL END OF LIFE RETURNS POLICY ENSURING A FULL CIRCULAR OFFER FOR TODAYS CONSUMER CONCERNS.

 

THIS VOIDS THE NEED FOR DEVELOPMENT OF POLYMER BASED SO CALLED LEATHER ALTERNATIVES WHICH NOT ONLY INCREASES FURTHER RESOUCES DRAIN BUT ADDS TO THE OVER PRODUCTION OF MATERIALS WHICH WE ALREADY ARE STRUGGLING TO RECYCLE. 

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LEATHER ALTERNATIVES 

WE DO NOT USE ENDORSE OR SEEK TO USE ANY OF THE NEW LEATHER ALTERNATIVES FOR OUR PRODUCTION.  THERE IS SIMPLY NO EQUAL OR VIABLE ALTERNTIVE TO LEATHER IF IT IS CORRECTLY SOURCED FROM SUSTAINABLE PRODUCING TANNEIRES.  DESPITE THE  HYPE AND NOISE.

 

YES GENUINE LEATHER DOES COST MORE BUT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR BRAND IS WORTH THE EXTRA COST.  IT ALSO GIVES US A QUALITY WE CAN STAND BEHIND. 

 

THE PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THESE NEW MATERIALS ARE PREDOMINANLTY PETROLUM BASED OVER ENGINEERED MATERIALS OFTEN USING POLYMERS AND BINDING AGENTS WHICH ARE MORE HARMFUL TO THE PLANET THAN TRADITIONAL LEATHERS.

THE GROWTH OF THIS NEW SECTOR IN ALTERNATIVES WHILST IS WELCOMED, NO STUDIES OR RESEARCH DATA HAS BEEN PRESENTED INTO THE LONG TERM DURABILTY OF THESE MATERIALS AND THE LONGER TERM EFFECTS. 

 

LEATHER  HAS A RICH HISTORY, A TRACK RECORD AND IS A PROVEN MATERIAL.  YES WE NEED TO IMPROVE ON THE WASTE IN THE TANNING AND PRODUCTION SECTORS AND END OF LIFE PRODUCTS TO LANDFILL.  

MR CHRISTIAN IS A FULL CIRCULAR BRAND IN THAT EVERYTHING  WE PRODUCE WE WILL TAKE BACK AT THE END OF THE LIFE OF THE OUR PRODUCTS. WITH A CLEAR COMMITMENT TO FINDING VIABLE SOLUTIONS FOR USED LEATHER GOODS WASTE. 

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