“Our model is unique in the world as we completely control the value chain from A to Z, from the animal hide right through to placing the saddle on the horse’s back or people wearing our gloves.”
LIM Group has made a long-term commitment by meeting the challenges of the future
A VEG TANNED LEATHER
“0% chrome. 100% vegetable tannins.”
This recent procedure which uses biodegradable vegetable tannins such as mimosa and chestnut, makes this leather one of the most environmentally friendly possible. The combination of natural tanning and mechanically working the leather makes it more resistant and responsive to the sporting demands on the product and more appropriate for intense use. UV protection is also double that of chrome leather.
Traditional known for its firmness, this innovative recipe now brings a suppleness and responsiveness upon which the reputation of the LIM Group saddles is built.
Designed in this way, the pure vegetable-tanned leather saddles have a new, more natural charm, the leather gains a patina and grows more beautiful over time. The controlled working of the leather and the assembly technique result in unprecedented comfort for the rider. Posing no health risks to the user or the horse, pure vegetable -tanned leather is guaranteed to be anti-allergenic.
A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
To showcase the extent and structure of the sector, a Rural Hub of Excellence was created in 2012 in Périgord Vert. The main objective : to create a local sector to supply top-quality leather, at the request of LIM Group, based in Nontron.
« The animals look better, and their hides are of better quality. »
Jean-Luc Aimont, farmer in Ribérac