The city of Fez Morroco’s third largest city was founded in the 8th century, it is now home to over a million people. Behind the walls of the Grand Medina.
There are three ancient tanneries, the oldest being the Chovara tannery, which is almost a thousand years old. The leather work from Fez is famous for its softness. The dyes that are used for colouring the leather are all natural dyes.
Dyes such as Poppy Flower, Red, Indigo, Blue, Henna Orange, Cedar Wood Brown, Mint Green and Saffron Yellow. The leather is dried naturally outside in the sun.
The leather is in high demand by the European fashion houses, such as Gucci, Armani, Gautier, Tom Ford, Dolche Gabanna and Ralph Lauren.