This piece uniquely captures a life cycle and demonstrates Earth's critical role. The leather that the wallet is made out of is Natural Vegetable (Veg)Tan. Veg Tan Leather uses tannins from tree bark to assist the tanning process. The leather used here is free of chemicals and artificial dyes therefore maintaining its natural skin tone and purity. Grass grows, cattle feed, meat is harvested and hides are used for products. Products that not only last a lifetime but also serve as a token of gratitude to the animal and Earth that provided its livelihood.
The thread, in its color, reinforces the importance of Earth's role, therefore, strengthening the theme of greenspace.
About the artist: Douglas and Co. began in 2014 by husband and wife team, Shane and Melissa Douglas.Inspiration comes from function and minimalism, the products are created in limited series, and small production. Based 100% in Detroit, the company strives to be present to the people and place they are located.