Bolia.com wants the journey from producer to customer to become clearer and more transparent. We want to know the origin of raw wood, hides and leather, to make sure we can vouch for its quality. Therefore, we work closely with our suppliers to raise the environmental and social ethical considerations that are often associated with leather production. Our mission is to set high social, environmental and animal welfare standards that ensure our consumers receive the best possible product.
We have therefore decided that our Quattro leather should be 100% traceable, to ensure we can always document the leather's journey from producer to consumer.
Quality has always been one of Bolia's most important missions – quality in the broadest sense of the word. Our concept of quality is not just limited to a long lifetime, beautiful designs, solid craftsmanship and excellent materials – it also includes the direct environmental impact during the production phase. We want to ensure our furniture is manufactured from the best materials that create minimal environmental impact. If we want to take environmental issues seriously, we need to consider improving every step in our manufacturing process, which is precisely what we are doing with our new Quattro Traceable leather. It's essential for us that we can guarantee the quality all the way in our food chain. From producer to consumer.
Having a European production is a major advantage for us, as it enables us to ensure high product quality, good working conditions and fast and reliable delivery. Our new Quattro Traceable leather is exclusively produced in Italy. This means that all cattle are bred and tanned in Italy. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, this ensures minimal transport time to reduce CO2 emissions, we can make sure all European standards are met and we can also ensure that animal welfare is in order. Quattro Traceable also enables us to improve our natural, labour and environmental considerations, as this leather type is produced without the use of chrome.
Bolia leather is selected from pure and natural products and its appearance varies in the same fashion as wood and other natural products.
This means that no two hides are the same, which serves to tell the story of the material. Any variations in the leather are therefore not defects but rather a reflection of the natural properties of real leather that distinguish it from synthetic imitations.
All leather should be protected against sunlight and strong heat. Keep furniture at a fair distance from sun-exposed windows, wood-burning stoves, radiators, etc. Bear in mind that leather often has a lower colour fastness than fabric.
As a rule, leather does not require much maintenance. But some maintenance is essential. Leather furniture that is exposed to hard wear, dirt, sunlight, dryness, etc., requires more maintenance than normal.
Grease and liquids break down leather in the same way they break down fabric. Avoid spills or moist and fatty crumbs from food. Never use detergents, liquid soaps, solvents or other cleaning agents on leather.
When you initially use your furniture, the leather will be relatively taut. As you use it, the leather will stretch relatively quickly. This causes natural folds in the leather. This usually occurs within the first month, depending on how the furniture is used. Afterwards, the leather will only stretch to a lesser degree. These creases should be expected and are not an indication of a leather defect or the quality of the furniture.
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