Stockerpoint & What Leather tanning really means

Stockerpoint is a Bavarian brand from Ottering who sees themselves as the leading company for arrays and other traditional costumes. Working in the international fashion business is something the company points out themselves. - Well, I am not sure what it means. Because "international" may be a cool word when it comes to exchange students and so on...but I am not sure if I find that cool in fashion industry. But, hey, we do not know yet!

Under the drop-down "company" you will find About, Philosophy and "Greenie Thoughts". Which I have to admit surprises me positive! Greenie thoughts focusses on the use of materials. Stockerpoint promise to know where their material comes from and to have a controlling system with it to take care of the environment. That is actually awesome!

Most of the leather productions do not know where the leather they use is from. So you can not know if the cow (or any other animal) is killed just because you want to wear this nice bag or if it was "waste" of meat production anyway. Another stupid fact in fashion industry, which I hope is going to change. If we differentiate eggs in free-range-eggs and laying battery, why can't we do the same in leather production? I think there is something to do for anyone who works in leather productions.

Lederhosen from Stockerpoint will be produced in three/four different kinds:

  • Red deer-leather from Europe which is tanned with train-oil in a biological method called viscid tanning
  • Leather from no-domestic goats who have different skin then domestic goats and give the leather the suede optic 
  • Goat leather is used for the cheapest Lederhosen
    • Calf leather is also used for the low-price section - But Stockerpoint is distancing themselves from the use of low quality hogskin.

Stockerpoint also points out distancing themselves in the use of aniline dye - A way of leather tanning, which contain toxic substrates and are not allowed to use in Germany anyway. I wonder a little bit that they write it down, when it is forbidden anyway, you too, right?

Stockerpoint also works with lokal celebrities like country singer Stefanie Hertel, who presents already her second collection of Dirndl-dresses for Stockerpoint.

Stefanie Hertel in the Stockerpoint Magazin

About how Stockerpoint is producing Dirndl-dresses and Dirndl-blouses like Sarah wears it, Stockerpoint did not gave an answer so far. I wrote them an e-mail, but nothing came back yet. Maybe you are better than me writing e-mails and can tell me ;)

The tanning process of leather is very detailed and might be complicated to understand - If you want to find out more details about the tanning process klick here.

And here is another movie about High Quality Leather distancing from Low Quality - You might not feel well watching this when you watching this. But it is stupid to love our leather-bags pretending this is not actually animal skin we love so much, right?

 

 

Source: stockerpoint