“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
The FECNA project (Filière Excellence Cuir Nouvelle-Aquitaine), which is part of the ResoCUIR cluster that Laurent Duray chairs, is an ambitious and ethical project bringing together regional and private facilities, breeders’ organizations, abattoirs, tanners and manufacturers from New Aquitaine to develop top-quality leathers.
The FECNA is built on four pillars:
• A unique partnership bringing together the players in the livestock and leather sectors.
• The setting up of individual traceability of hides with the creation of an information system to provide quality feedback to breeders.
• The implementation of technical and sanitary protocols on the farms.
• Training for technicians from production organizations and abattoirs.
« The aim is for breeders to no longer consider the hide as a waste product, but on the contrary as a raw material that can also benefit them. »
Laurent Duray, CEO of Lim Group