who we are
For more than a quarter century Acel has been producing leather, suede, sheepskin and fur garments for global designers, brands and retailers across five continents. We are a vertically integrated company, handling everything from the tanning of hides to the handcrafted finished garments. In the fast-paced world of fashion it takes dynamism and intuition to keep moving and we are constantly developing our product, our market and our vision of the future.
We stand for craftsmanship, innovation, and quality, and we never stop striving for excellence in all aspects. At Acel we delight in translating your concept and aesthetic vision into beautifully realized products designed to be loved and worn forever.
Leather never lies – so quality, fit, cut and finish are our hallmark. Creating current yet timeless pieces that every woman & men can make her own everyday of their life.
Leather is a very demanding material; it requires great skill to get the best from it and a deep understanding of its possibilities and limitations. Our customers appreciate our expertise and the extra time and effort that we put into our leather garments.
how we work
Leather is a very demanding material and it never lies – it requires great skill to get the best from it and a deep understanding of its possibilities and limitations. Quality, fit, cut and finish are crucial, and our customers appreciate our expertise and the extra time and effort that we put into sourcing and constructing an exceptional product. We believe in ageing gracefully. Each of our garments is designed to last and only improve with time, love and care. No two garments are ever the same.
Our primary objective is to cast an expert eye over each hide and allow the full expression of its unique beauty to reveal itself. This is our daily adventure and we love it!
The transformation from raw hides into a material that will resist throughout time is a process that slowly happens into wooden drums, in full respect of man and the environment. ACEL Leather offers an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation.
Through the years, we have cultivated our experience to offer dynamic lines of leathers. Our products include traditional, old world tannages and techniques, carefully updated with modern applications. Today, our leathers are still made by hand, the same way as generations ago.
Our experience in leather industry helps us to source the finest quality of wet blue from all around the world. Presently we are sourcing raw material from India, UK Domestic, New Zealand, Africa and Middle East.
The transformation from a raw hide into a garment that will stand the test of time is a process that happens slowly and with fastidious attention to detail. We utilizetraditional, old world tannage methods and techniques, carefully updated with modern applications. On the whole our leathers are still made by hand in the same way they have been for generations. Our fine raw hides,sourced ethically from around the world, are tested by independent industry experts and our materials are constantly monitored and checked by our experienced personnel.
Pattern Making & Toiling
We closely work with the designers so that there ideas are executed and spec mainted to the highest industry standards.
We fully understand the designers approach & sampling is carried out with scrupulous attention.
Our focussed team is fully equipped and are passionate about whatthey do and undertand the importance as
this part of development is to future success of the brand & designers reputation.
We offer competetive pricing
Our customers appreciate our reliability
We maintain the complete production times
Acel Respect the environment! It has chosen to be a sustainable tannery, recognizing in the social and environmental responsibility the principles that guide its current and future business accomplishment, while safeguarding the future generations.
We live with objective the totally or semi-total reduction of those all effects caused by industrial process, that have got negative implication on the environments, with the use of materials and renewable productive process.
We firmly believe that beautiful products can only be made by people who are satisfied with their working conditions and salaries, and who feel valued within an organization. We operate our business on the principles of transparency, accountability and respect for our employees, ensuring we meet our own strict standards for health and safety, fair pay, and zero tolerance for discrimination.
We have developed a relationship with a locally run NGO (non-profit), which is essential to us as very few of our artisans speak English or have access to the Internetand banking. Our NGO partners work with us to distribute payments and assist artisans in shipping completed orders. The organization maintains a 70% membership of female artisans who are being educatedand assisted with various aspects of business building, empowering them toward financial independence for themselves and their families. In addition we give monetary grants to our artisan partners from remote villages and regions across India to help them purchase new equipment or other needed items. Not only do we refuse under age labour, we endeavor to assist our employees with admitting their children in schools for quality education.
At Acel, respecting and preserving the environment for future generations is of utmost importance. We believe style and affordability does not have to come at the cost of a social conscience. Acel sustainability initiative is a holistic strategy that tackles the challenges of sustainable development [I have used almost your exact wording here - can you clarify what you mean by this?] systematically with clearly defined targets in the following areas:
Streamlining processes to reduce energy and water requirements, making more efficient use of chemicals and finding new ways of utilizing byproducts.
Improving leather properties during and after use: longer service life, minimizing waste and employing good recycling practices.
Developing new products and chemical systems that utilize renewable raw materials and eliminate all substances with damaging toxic properties.
The leather we use is a byproduct of the food industry and as such is upcycled into quality products of enduring value. We strictly adhere to the standards of REACH / RSL and ensure that our products are free from AZO, PCP, Formaldehyde, Lead, Cadmium and all other prohibited amines. Our new range focus is to addresschromium allergy by producing chrome-free garments. In addition, our eco-sustainable production processesreduce the consumption of electricity, water, gas, chemicals and CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.