The special leather smell everyone loves is likely from a high-quality, vegetable-tanned product. This intoxicating smell comes from these natural ingredients used, and can be preserved in your product for years to come!
There are two main types of tanning used for leather: Vegetable Tan (what we use exclusively for our products), and Chrome Tan.
Vegetable Tanning is more expensive and can take more effort and time. However, it is significantly more eco-friendly due to the natural materials used. Chrome tan, on the other hand, uses harsh artificial chemicals and chromium in the process. It can be completed in a fraction of the time and is significantly cheaper.
Founder and Creative Director Ada Deferrari has designed belts for over 16 years. To Ada, fashion equates with self-expression and fun, so absorbing the latest trends and adding her own twist was natural.
Since the first collection hit California boutiques in the fall of 2004, ADA belts are now found in over 2000 retail stores across the world, garnering attention from celebrities like Heidi Klum in her daily wardrobe and Giuliana Rancic