Cervo Volante – Perfected imperfection
Excitingly imperfect, lastingly beautiful and deliberately wild: Cervo Volante transforms hides from red deer hunting that are otherwise disposed of into unique leather products.
About Cervo Volante
We founded Cervo Volante in 2017 to bring to market what we had not found ourselves: Sustainable leather shoe classics and everyday companions with the smallest ecological footprint. We - that's Kadri, Conny, Piret and Marc. We come from the worlds of business, biology, design and creativity, and we are united by a heart for nature, for beauty and meaning, for the unadorned and the honest.
Sustainability is at the heart of Cervo Volante.
We at Cervo Volante love nature and want our children to find nature as intact and beautiful as we do. We have brought the most sustainable leather in the world to the market: handmade purely with European acorn fruits in a traditional Bernese tannery, without heavy metals, without chemical pre-tanning, without synthetic dyes, without top layer treatment, breathable and allergy-free. In the selection of the other product components as well as in the design, we follow the principle reduce, recycle, replace. All components are carefully selected or newly developed according to ecological criteria.
Women power: We do leather differently.
Cervo Volante deer leather has its origins in nature and in Switzerland. Every year, over 15,000 wild red deer are shot to regulate the population. The deer meat is used, but the skin is disposed of. Cervo Volante saves these valuable by-products from incineration to produce natural, vegetable-tanned leather, shoes and accessories.
Every step in the production of a piece of Cervo Volante leather is traceable. Each hide has an identification of the butchery that collected the hide. The subsequent tanning processes are documented by batch numbers.
Features of the Cervo Volante leather
The skin of wild red deer is often marked with characteristic features due to their natural living conditions. These are created in the course of life by wounds during rutting fights, scratch wounds from thorns, insect bites and at the end of life by the shot hole and the transfer of the animal from a wild valley or mountain to the butcher’s shop. The surfaces of Cervo Volante’s leather hides are untreated and natural. They are therefore chemical-free, breathable and hypoallergenic.
Our product range
Stories of meaningfulness and wild beauty