All leathers used in the collection are sourced from the food industry, and given to tanneries rather than being thrown away. This
is why Polène bags are never made with exotic leather. Embossing is used to create the crocodile or lizard patterns on the leather,
giving the appearance of scales.
Tanning is a critical step used in the leather industry to convert hide into leather. Polène has chosen a chrome-based process,
which produces leathers that are more resistant to wear and tear (light marks, scratches, and stains) over time. In order to ensure
that its practices meet the relevant environmental standards, the brand works exclusively with Spanish and Italian tanneries that
comply with European regulations, which are among the strictest in the world. Strictly audited, they have obtained the
international Leather Working Group and/or ISO 14001 certifications, labels that focus notably on the management of water
resources and how tanning waste is treated before reaching purification stations.