SKIIM consciously source every material and component, minimising the impact on the environment and its precious resources where possible. We are committed to sourcing our leather from sustainable suppliers who adhere to globally recognised social and environmental standards. We look for leathers that are a bi-product of the meat industry and we work with tanneries whose dyeing process is not damaging or contaminating the planet’s natural resources and where possible favouring natural, vegetable tanning processes.
SKIIM refrains from using harmful tanning techniques like chrome dyeing which can be harmful to both human and environmental health due to the use of chronium salts -a carcinogenic and indestructible material. Where possible opting for a natural tanning process which results in an unsurpassed quality. This sustainable method releases no harmful destructive chemicals, eliminated irretrievable odours, and is a traditional process which takes full advantage of natural resources. It gives an organic feel, high durability and is far more efficient as opposed to other synthetic methods. We asked style muse and eco-warrior Arizona Muse about her views on sustainability and SKIIM , click the videos below.
Our commitment to sustainability and transparency is continually evolving, and we take pride in the knowledge that each component that goes into making a SKIIM product is individually sourced by us from the finest tanneries and factories in the world. We utilise a family-run factory based in Portugal with skilled craftsmen and women, providing fair and safe environment with a high quality factory where the emphasis is on precision and craftsmanship. With full control of our supply chain we are able to ensure the quality meets our standards. The smaller runs in the production process means we are being less excessive in wastage and less impactful on the environment. We give the details on all our SKIIM product stating where they are made and with which leather it has been sourced from and its provenance stated on care labels and product information on our e-store. As part of our eco-friendly mission, SKIIM prefer to use as minimal packaging as possible and are on the road to eliminate wasteful plastic packaging.