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The art of leather craftsmanship is a cherished heritage, an ancestral tradition that originates in the heart of Morocco i n the 12th century. At KACIEYEWEAR, this rich heritage is revered and celebrated through our eyeglasses cases made from vegetable-tanned cow leather.

The Promise of Quality and Durability

Vegetable-tanned leather is a high-quality material that, unlike other leathers, is tanned using plant extracts. This environmentally friendly process bestows the leather with a unique appearance, a pleasant aroma, and enhanced durability. Our eyeglasses cases, made from this material, are designed to last and age gracefully. They improve with time, much like a fine wine.

The History of Leather Craftsmanship

Having grown up in Morocco, it was clear to us that we should highlight this ubiquitous craftsmanship. The term "leather goods" originates from Morocco, specifically from the word "morocco" which referred to the tanning of goat skin with sumac. The term "leather goods" has its roots in Morocco, where the refinement in leatherwork was unparalleled, especially in the 12th century in Fès.

Passed from this region to Europe via Al-Andalus, this expertise led to the rise of the leather industry in Europe, inspiring hubs such as Córdoba and Florence. While embracing these advanced techniques, Europe also infused its own innovations, creating a blend of Moroccan and European traditions. Despite this evolution, Morocco, with Fès at its heart, has remained a pivotal center for leather craftsmanship.

Today, leather goods refer more broadly to objects made from leather and other materials.

Ethics Above All

As a brand, our responsibility is immense when it comes to choosing our raw materials. Animal suffering is a genuine concern. However, it's crucial to remember that leathers mainly come from the food industry. Without the leather industry, these skins would be wasted, with an immeasurable environmental cost.

While leather alternatives, such as "vegan leather," are often made from synthetic derivatives, they sometimes lack transparency regarding their composition. Consumers are therefore faced with a choice: opt for a synthetic material derived from petrochemicals or prefer a recycled material such as leather, whose durability is proven.

Our Commitment at KACIEYEWEAR

We are committed to ensuring ethical sourcing and complete transparency regarding the origin of our materials. We choose suppliers who share our ethical and environmental values. Each case is handcrafted, with attention to detail, reflecting our passion for quality craftsmanship.

By choosing a KACIEYEWEAR eyeglasses case, you're not only selecting a stylish and durable fashion accessory, but you're also supporting an environmentally conscious approach and ancestral traditions. Our cases are not just objects; they are testimonials of our commitment to quality, ethics, and natural beauty.

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