Eben Janne pouch in the colour jeans. Comes with a detachable strap
Eben Janne pouch in the colour jeans. Comes with a detachable strapEben bags, detail of fishleatherEben Janne pouch in the colour jeans. Comes with a detachable strap

Janne Jeans

212.31

Classic pouch with detachable strap.

In stock

SKU: Janne Jeans / EBJanJea Categories: , , , Tags: , ,

Product Description

Fully lined with internal zipped pocket. Nubuck salmon leather front and back.

Produced in

Portugal and Iceland

Material

Fish Leather from Iceland and Norway
Strap in cow leather.

Additional Information

Color

Blue

Why you should buy this

Great working conditions

The Icelandic factory have 22 workers. They all get every benefit that national law at Iceland require, from maternity leave to yearly leave and living wages. They also have their own workers union at the factory.

Use of organic holistic leather and holistic leather

In Ebens bags there are used fish-leather and cow or reindeer-leather. All three leathers are waste material from the food industry, and would otherwise be thrown away. The fishleather is a mix of  fish from wild fishing and fish farming. The cow-leather is guaranteed from livestock and the reindeer-leather is from hunting within quota on Iceland, where reindeer are semi-domesticated animals, and an introduced species.

All leathers are tanned using chrome, but in a controlled manner where no chemicals run out into the agricultural landscape, and everything is stored and disposed in a proper manner.

Saving Energy and water

The Icelandic factory have a great advantage, being situated in a country with geothermal sources. Tanning and coloration processes require abundant hot water, but here, the energy comes from a renewable resources. Their electricity comes from a hydroelectric power station, and they rince the water before they disscard it.

Reducing waste through up-cycling

By using leather that otherwise would be thrown away as waste, Eben reduces waste.

Size

Width:24 cm
Height:15,5
Depth:1 cm

Care

Fish Leather qualities

Apart from being eco-friendly and sustainable, fish make good leather in their own right. Down through the microscope lens, your fish leather is held tight with a natural cross-fiber structure, unlike top grain cowhide, where the fibers run in one direction.

As a result, fish skin is actually a bit tougher than top grain cowhide, when compared together with the same thickness. Basically, it’ll hold together really well. The leather is also rather flexible and comfortable to the touch, so it makes an ideal purse. It’s a little similar to snakeskin in appearance, but the scales are rounder and friendlier looking, and much more ecofriendly. And don’t worry about the smell – it is completely gone by the time it’s out of the tannery.

How to treat fish leather

Fish leather care is actually pretty easy. Generally, a clean, dry cloth is all you’ll need to keep it clean. Some of the leathers have a suede quality. It is brushed and soft, while some have been treated with a thin protective coat. This is to protect the scale pockets and stop them from lifting when in contact with other surfaces. Some of the products have fish leather with closed scales and a lack finishing.

If you notice any symptoms indicating your leather is getting a bit dry, or you just want to give it a protective layer to knock off the elements, you can use a neutral spray for suede leathers.

Brush gently across the surface of your fish (to remove any dust build up). It’s important to brush in the direction of the scales for minimal abrasive damage, and possibility of peeling them up. If it looks like they may be doing that anyway, don’t worry – your scales will naturally lift slightly as they age – it doesn’t mean you’ve been abusive. Just treat them tenderly. If dirt has sunk between the grooves, you can try a soft, rubber brush to get between the scales. If there’s a lot of dirt built up, you can very slightly damp your cloth to help you on your way, but take care not to get it too wet. Fish, like most leathers, can be affected by water in a bad way if exposed to too much, and will grow dry and brittle if handled carelessly. For sparkling fish leather care, keep water on the no-no list, ironic as it sounds.

Spills and stain

Fish leather care for spills involves drying the spot up immediately using a power towel or other soft cloth. Blot here, do not wipe, lest it smear and sink further into your fish leather. Trust us, you’ll have a worse problem than before.

If a stain gets involved, you might try mixing mild soap with water, mixing it up, and applying the suds to a cloth (do not get the cloth wet) and wipe it across the stain (in direction of the fish scales, remember). If its grease staining your leather, try sprinkling a tiny amount of corn starch over the stain and leaving it there overnight. Afterwards, gently brush it off with a soft, bristled brush. The starch should absorb the grease, and leave your fish leather scot-free of your near fashion disaster.

How to store

On the list of things to look out for is sunlight and heat. You’ll find this weakness with any leather. While your fish scales should be expected to lighten in color over time (red and blue colors especially), sunlight and heat will speed this up significantly and can completely ruin its hue, in addition to drying and making it brittle. For best fish leather care, try to keep it in a cool, clean indoors location with balanced humidity. Inside a breathable case, like a wooden box or a dust bag, is an ideal location.

That’s the basics for fish leather care! As leathers go, this playful guy is more easy going than most, and will cause you little trouble in exchange for endless fun. Give fish leather a try, and you might find you’ll be in for the friendship of a lifetime!

Shipping

This product is shipped from Norway

FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!

For Norway: no added expenses
Rest of the world: taxes and duties may apply upon arrival (find out more here)

Delivery

Norway: 1 – 3 days

Europe: 4 – 7 days

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Read our guide for duty and tax

Returns

14 days open return from the day you receive your order. Returns must be sent and payed for by customer. Want to return a product? Mail ut at return@justfashion.no and use your ordering number, and we will follow up.