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Supple and transparent, pliable leather.

Endless possibilities

Soft, transparent cow-skin leather – pliable, strong and easily workable which protects from water. Available in a range of rich and controlled colours, this revolutionary new material is now ready to be used in anything from bags to shoes and from jackets to shirts.

A small team of innovators within ECCO leather worked for 3 years studying old Egyptian and Greek tanning techniques. By combining these with modern industrial applications they reached a break through.

Soft black jacket

Our aim was to identify concrete ways we could combine our deep tanning experience with the significant horsepower of our state-of-the-art R&D facility in the Netherlands to push the technology forward, solving practical issues that have eluded the industry up-to-now like lasting pliability and the ability to get wet.

Named Apparition for its spectral qualities and almost ghostlike appearance, the leather was then applied to the design of garments and shoes.

The process after creating a new material, a new class of leather even, is to develop it into objects and show what it can do, and then present it as a narrative: how it moves, how it flows, how it bends, how it feels.

Apprarition white sneaker

Apprarition white sneaker

Apprarition white sneaker

While the garments and shoes, specially designed by Sruli Recht, are based on natural amber, transparent green, black, brown-orange, bone and blood red, any colour is theoretically possible.
Apprarition white sneaker

Apparition Toxic green

Apparition Toxic green

Apparition Toxic green

Apparition Toxic green

Apparition

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