Protect your Astell & Kern SP1000M media player in style. But these cases aren't just for protection, with a premium leather finish produced by world class tanneries, you'll be sure to catch peoples attention. The case comes in 2 colours, Navy and Elephant Gray. Each produced from different tanneries, each has its distinctive style.
The Navy color leather case is made of Tuscany Belly leather, processed and supplied by the world-famous Walpier Tannery of Italy.
Tuscany Belly leather of Walpier Tannery, the same family brand of Buttero, boasts excellent color with a perfect surface finish, which makes its vegetable-tanned leather highly resistant to scratches. The surface of leather is dyed one at a time by leather craftsmen and shows a natural two-tone effect that adds to the sensation of depth in the leather.
Established in 1973 in San Miniato, Tuscany, Walpier Tannery has been in business for three generations and has a long tradition of making leather products based on vegetable tanning process. The tannery handles 100% cow hair leathers imported from France and is a member of Vera Pelle, Italy’s association of vegetable-based leather tanners.
The traditional vegetable tanning technology of Tuscany Belly has been hande
d down father to son for centuries in the Tuscany region.
The tanning process usually takes 40 days by putting raw leather with natural tanning extracted from a variety of trees in a drum.
This is a processing method only practiced by Italian tanners of the world.
The Elephant Gray case is crafted with Maine leather, a product of Tempesti, honoring its Italian heritage of fine craftsmanship.
In 1995, Tempesti developed the vegetable Maine leather tanning process to produce a variety of luxuriously beautiful colors, marking an industry revolution. More than 50 different colors including pastels set apart Maine leather-accented products from the rest.
Tempesti, which laid the foundation of VERA PELLE, the association of Italian vegetable tanning, has been producing natural leather for four generations since 1945. Leather has been produced in Tuscany since the Etruscans settled in the area in the 8th century B.C., and for the past 3,000 years, Tempesti has honored that tradition by making the finest leather in rich colors.
Rawhide is carefully selected from farms that comply with strict animal and environment protection standards implemented by Northern European countries such as France, Sweden, Denmark, and Belgium, which are the world’s top markets for rawhide.