There are many different leather types and grades out there to choose from, but none comes close to meeting our exacting requirements. So we made our own. It’s called Marchesa Premium leather, and it’s made exclusively for Pagalli in collaboration with Thailand’s VKA tannery. Marchesa Premium leather is a vegetable-tanned leather that combines tradition with technology in a unique way. Vegetable tanning is a truly ancient craft that requires skill and time – time that is not available to the mass-produced, chemically-processed leathers so often used today.
We developed the Marchesa Premium to safeguard the art of vegetable-tanning methods and to create a premium, superior product. The Marchesa process starts with carefully selected raw cow hides. These are then processed with our special mix of natural tanning substances, including Quebracho extract. The exact mixture is our secret and is the result of year-long trials and tests to achieve the best possible results. Under the skilled hands of the tanner, using pure water and a large helping of patience, the rawhide is transformed into high-quality leather. Soluble dyes give the leather its color and surface structure. Marchesa Premium is a semi-aniline leather, which means that it maintains the leather’s characteristic grain and adds a protective top coat for additional resistance to wear. Marchesa Premium leather is distinguished by its unique warmth, soft yet tough texture, and distinctive fragrance that invokes a feeling of luxury.
We went on a journey to find the best possible lining that we could for our wallets. This journey led us to the Thai province of Surin, where some of the most exclusive silk in the world is being made. With took this exquisite Surin Thai silk and created a beautifully crafted, quality lining that accentuates the sleek silhouette of our products.
Our commitment to quality is apparent from the moment your Pagalli wallet arrives. Pagalli’s packaging perfectly embodies the value and identity of our brand. All packaging is made from up-cycled leather fibers, hand stitched and closed with a wax seal.
The Pagalli Project is dedicated to creating not only premium, handcrafted goods but also to a manufacturing community that thrives through excellence of craft and pride of work. We work hand in hand with direct suppliers and partners, removing all middle-men and distributors.
We have manufacturing capacity in place with Krusell Thailand Co., Ltd, an OEM project manufacturing company with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and supply chain solutions. Assigned production capacity means that we are in control. Krusell Thailand Co., Ltd is internationally recognized for its proactive policies and fair working conditions and is part of the UN Global Compact initiative.