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What’s the difference between luxury packaging and eco-packaging?

We have added the option when you check out to choose what packaging you would like.

Luxury packaging means we will send your order with the smaller items in a separate gift box and include a look book and thank you note. All of these items are still recyclable, but the package you receive may be slightly larger than the eco option.

For the eco-packaging, we will pack your small items inside your largest item to bring down the size of the box as much as possible and, therefore, minimise our carbon footprint. You will receive a thank you card and postcard.

The outer box is the same for both options.

KNOW YOUR LEATHER


Not all bags are created equal and the same can be said of leathers. I have been working with leathers for over 25 years and I am still learning. After visiting my first tannery in Kolkata aged 23 I have since travelled through Spain, New York, Italy, China and India sourcing leathers and designing handbags and accessories for worldwide handbag brands - honing my skills before launching KeriKit 6 years ago.

Here is an overview of the leathers I have specifically developed for KeriKit to help you understand which leathers we use, why and how they differ from each other in terms of tanning and processing and the care requirements for each to help you find the perfect leather bag for you.

Softy - Napa Leather

A soft smooth unfinished full grain premium leather which feels soft and warm to the touch. Often used for high end products just like ours. It isn’t sanded or buffed to remove any imperfections and
the top grain of the leather is used so you may find slight characteristics which is the joy of real leather after all! It is lightweight 0.9-1.2mm and has a medium resistance to water, wear, and weather. It doesn't need to be protected before use and will enjoy conditioning from time to time.

Pebble Leather

Our pebble leather is hardwearing and hardworking. Created using full grain premium leather which has been dry milled, this is one of our thicker leathers 1.8-2mm. It has a soft and supple feel with a printed pebble grain surface to create a more uniformed leather than our unfinished Signature leathers and is pigment finished. Pebble has a moderate resistance to water, wear, and weather. It doesn't require much conditioning and won't stain easily but it will enjoy our conditioner from time to time.

Signature - Texas

Our Signature collection Texas leather is a semi veg tan which has been infused with vegetable tanning oils. This is a naked leather and the beauty of this hide is that you will see the leather in its most natural form so expect variance in leather grain, small scratches, freckles and mosquito bites as these all play a role in how the leather looks and feels. We do not reject this leather for these natural characteristics. No pigmentation is used on this leather or any artificial finish. It is a perfect leather for anyone environmentally conscious as the chemicals used are less detrimental to the surrounding environment. Texas leather requires periodic care and will love our leather conditioner and cleaner. It is medium weight 1.4-1.6mm and has a very light resistance to water, wear, and weather unless protected first.

Signature - Conda

DDDM = Drum Dyed Dry Milled was my favourite leather until we developed Texas. It is as soft as butter with a naked finish and feels amazing to touch. Black is left naked whereas very light pigments are used to achieve certain colours but the overall effect is still naked so expect some natural variations in the leather. With the embossed anaconda plate this leather takes on amore uniformed feel and having been specifically created for our signature collection, we LOVE it.


DDDM enjoys periodic care and will love our leather
conditioner and cleaner. It is a lightweight leather 1.1-1.3mm and has a light resistance to water, wear, and weather unless protected first.

Signature - VT

VT Milled leather is a semi veg tan which has been infused
with vegetable tanning oils. This is a premium full grain leather with natural cow grain and a very light pigmented finish. We do not reject this leather for its natural characteristics but with a light pigment finish these will not be as prevalent as Texas. Hardwearing and beautiful, this leather will age gracefully
and last a lifetime. This is light-medium weight leather 1.2-1.4mm and has medium resistance to water, wear, and weather.
VT Milled will enjoy periodic care and will love our KeriKit
leather conditioner and cleaner.

Python Print

This split leather is chrome tanned and then a specially selected Italian foil print is added that has been specifically created for KeriKit. The end result is this gorgeous python
print.

This leather will soften with use and it is hardwearing yet supple 1.0-1.2mm. It has a medium resistance to water, wear, and weather and does not need any maintenance. Avoid solvent based chemicals and only use eco friendly cleaning agents  such as a clean damp cloth and water to clean if required

Milled PDM

Print Dry Milled leather is a very popular leather finish used globally. Offering a soft and supple printed pebble grained surface that is perfect for premium hardworking leather handbags and leather accessories such as ours. This is a full grain leather with a fully pigmented finish and printed leather plate offering a uniform finish with few blemished. This lovely leather which works well in all colours and offers some surface protection thanks to the pigmentation. This is a hardwearing yet supple lightweight leather 1.0-1.2mm. It has a good resistance to water, wear, and weather and does not need much maintenance.

Capri

New for 2022 and currently in development.

Natural Dry Milled leather is considered a premium leather finish. Offering a soft and supple grained surface that is perfect for premium hardworking accessories such as ours. This is a full grain leather with a natural yet fully pigmented finish through
chrome tanning which works well in brighter colours and offers some surface protection thanks to the pigmentation. This is a hardwearing yet supple lightweight leather 1.0-1.2mm and has a medium resistance to water, wear, and weather and does not need much maintenance.
NDM will enjoy periodic conditioning but not essential.

Signature Nubuck

Nubuck is a top grain polished leather. Softer and smoother
than suede, which is the back side of the leather. Nubuck is meant to pick up natural oils over time from hands and the environment. This adds to the character and patina and helps build up its own resistance to stains. Protective sprays are available to protect your nubuck but please apply this to a small area if the nubuck is coloured as it may darken the shade slightly. This is a supple lightweight leather 1.1-1.4mm and has a light resistance to water, wear, and weather unless protected.

Clean + Protect

As leather is comprised of natural fibers, while leathers
with pigmentation or printed surfaces do not require as much maintenance as naked leathers, most leathers will benefit from conditioning from time to time, especially our Signature collection. If your leather starts to lighten or feels dry then a good conditioner will return it to it’s former glory in no time. Some Leathers will appreciate a good clean and condition from new as often leathers can dry during production, shipping and waiting to make their way to you. When conditioned, your leather will be more supple, resistant to scratches, and it will look and feel amazing.