Think small: Hereu

Think small: Hereu

Think small: Hereu

Think small is where RLSD takes a look at some of the smaller companies around the world that we think are doing the right thing with leather. This is a greenwashing free zone – no matter what they produce, sustainability is at the heart of what they do.

Think small: Hereu

What makes your company different?

HEREU takes its name from the Catalan word for “heir”. True to this moniker, the brand has worked since 2014 to produce contemporary accessories that redefine a rich heritage. HEREU’s shoes, bags and small leather goods are crafted in Spain by a network of family-run manufacturers.

Why is leather so important to you and what other materials do you use?

Every HEREU garment is made from Spanish or Italian leather sourced in compliance with ‘The Leather Group’ ethical standards. We take responsibility in selecting exclusively leathers that are by-products from the meat industry. All our canvas linings are made from GOTS certified organic cotton while the nets for our SS22 collection are entirely recycled. We strive for a minimal impact on our planet: all our components, including packaging are consciously sourced from local suppliers.

What is your signature product/what item best sums up your philosophy?

All of them! Our brand’s essence lays in exceptional design brought to life through artisanal heritage to craft timeless items. Each limited piece of enduring beauty is fabricated with materials of the highest quality.

What does Hereu say?

At HEREU, each item is an expression of our maker’s individual calling by engaging handwaving mastery, exclusively preserved by women since the 1970s- as well as the ancient Spanish moccasin-making and espadrille hand-sewing expertise.

What does RLSD say?

It is obvious how much thought and care goes into the design and crafting of HEREU products. Each shoe or accessory is a celebration of sustainable leather.

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