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Rich and gorgeous crocodile leathers embrace further unique brilliance created by each user's hands....
Thanks to extremely dense fiber structure, crocodile leathers characteristically maintain its nature for years, with obtaining enrichment of its brilliance created over a long period of use. The feature actually requires the tanner special procedures at processing, which takes 2 to 3 full months, composed of over 50 processes throughout tanning, dyeing, and finishing. Crocodile leather is the best area of FUJITOYO’s expertise. We create distinguished quality of crocodile leathers refined with absolutely particular natural coloring, transparency, excellent hand. FUJITOYO’s artisanal spirit never stays sitting on our laurels, rather, we always try our best to modernize traditional skills combined with flexibly updated recipe and know-how. It’s all about bringing out overwhelmingly beautiful elegance and presence that the materials originally embrace. We truly believe that our mission is to unveil the materials’ innate beauty within.
Shaving process requires extreme accuracy of 0.1mm level, overall process is done by hand with artisanal technique. FUJITOYO’s skillful craftsmen uniformly shave the reverse side of each material from head to tail with elaborate manner, but without spoiling even subtle concavo-convex.
Dyeing process is the key for clear and delicate coloring and transparency.
Dyeing process is the key for clear and delicate coloring and transparency. It is the fruit of precise control of the recipe and temperature with constant adjustment according to the multiple factors; frequently fluctuating gap between temperature and humidity, individual difference among each material.
Crocodile leather's elegance and power, delicate coloring
Heat-rubbing is the finishing process comes after dyeing, by using agate or cotton buff which facilitates to enhance crocodile leathers’ elegance and strong presence, create more delicate shades, which is one of FUJITOYO’s specialties. (The photo displays soft-finishing, by using cotton buff.)
Development of new technology
Soft finishing-processed crocodile leathers generate more enriched natural sheen by actual use for a long period. Rich and smooth texture is one of the features of our crocodile leathers. FUJITOYO offers uniquely finished qualities, such as the leathers with purposely maintained natural spots (see photo), otherwise antique-look finishing, etc., all backed by our cutting-edge technology.
Established in 1960, FUJITOYO Inc. is the unique, distinguished tanner with exotic leather materials, such as crocodiles, pythons, lizards. The role of tanner is to refine raw materials imported from Africa and South East Asia, to become leather materials. Speaking of crocodiles, especially with its rarity, so far only 6 in Japan and 14 in other countries, of professional tanners exist worldwide. Our fully-integrated factory is located in Sumida-ku, the old downtown area of Tokyo. In our atelier located next to the factory, we produce the best-quality OEM and ODM products, by using our own-made leather materials.
Respecting the spirit of Washington Convention (CITES), deeply paying our homage to the precious materials, FUJITOYO offers the best quality of leather materials and products, which are the crystal of our passion, artisanal spirit, and skillful creation, based on the globally reputed high-level criteria of “made in Japan” quality.