Serita is an independent design and build workshop focusing on leather goods that are simple in form and function. Traditional crafting methods are employed to create durable goods that are built to last a lifetime.

Leather is a natural durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhides and skins. The most common raw material is cattle hide. It can be produced at manufacturing scales ranging from artisan to modern industrial scale.

Leather is used to make a variety of articles, including footwear, automobile seats, clothing, bags, book bindings, fashion accessories, and furniture. It is produced in a wide variety of types and styles and decorated by a wide range of techniques. The earliest record of leather artifacts dates back to 2200 BC.

Production processes

The leather manufacturing process is divided into three fundamental subprocesses: preparatory stages, tanning, and crusting. A further subprocess, finishing, can be added into the leather process sequence, but not all leathers receive finishing.

The preparatory stages are when the hide is prepared for tanning. Preparatory stages may include: soaking, unhairing, liming, deliming, bating, bleaching, and pickling.

Tanning is a process that stabilizes the proteins, particularly collagen, of the raw hide to increase the thermal, chemical and microbiological stability of the hides and skins, making it suitable for a wide variety of end applications. The principal difference between raw and tanned hides is that raw hides dry out to form a hard, inflexible material that, when rewetted, will putrefy, while tanned material dries to a flexible form that does not become putrid when rewetted.

Many tanning methods and materials exist. The typical process sees tanners load the hides into a drum and immerse them in a tank that contains the tanning “liquor”. The hides soak while the drum slowly rotates about its axis, and the tanning liquor slowly penetrates through the full thickness of the hide. Once the process achieves even penetration, workers slowly raise the liquor’s pH in a process called basification, which fixes the tanning material to the leather. The more tanning material fixed, the higher the leather’s hydrothermal stability and shrinkage temperature resistance.

Crusting is a process that thins and lubricates leather. It often includes a coloring operation. Chemicals added during crusting must be fixed in place. Crusting culminates with a drying and softening operation, and may include splitting, shaving, dyeing, whitening or other methods.

For some leathers, tanners apply a surface coating, called “finishing”. Finishing operations can include oiling, brushing, buffing, coating, polishing, embossing, glazing, or tumbling, among others.

Leather can be oiled to improve its water resistance. This currying process after tanning supplements the natural oils remaining in the leather itself, which can be washed out through repeated exposure to water. Frequent oiling of leather, with mink oil, neatsfoot oil, or a similar material keeps it supple and improves its lifespan dramatically.

A quality made the leather folding wallet,

hand stitched for durability,

and available in various quality leather options and colors.

You can download our catalog from here.

Serita Leather Catalog

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CHF4

A minimal handmade wallet in a tanned harness leather allowing for your indispensable cards plus some cash. This unisex leather wallet is perfect for the men who want to reduce pocket bulk, or for the gals who would like to leave the purse at home and carry out only the necessities.

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CHF4

This design uses a single piece of leather wrapped around itself, with only the needed stitching, to complete a beautifully minimalist design. Pack your main cards in an outside pocket, your cash in the short pocket, and the lesser used cards inside the center port.
You carry them with you every day, and everywhere. When it comes to every day carry, you shouldn’t cheat yourself. Only carry quality.
Any color can be produced This unisex leather wallet is perfect for the men who want to reduce pocket bulk, or for the gals who would like to leave the purse at home and carry out only the necessities.