Founded in 1985 by the brothers Joan and Ramon Colomer, heirs to a long family tradition in the tanning trade going back to the mid-eighteenth century, Catalonia based tannery La Doma has taken the lead worldwide in producing lambskin, particularly double-face. The company is best known for its double-face sheepskin which can be found in any colour and in a multitude of different finishes and textures. The collection exhibited at the ACLE 2017 (All China Leather Exhibition) in Shanghai comes in a palette of warm earth, mineral tones and rich textures, such as sand like colors, onyx and titanium that answer the growing desire from consumers to reconnect with nature. The trend was coined by trend setter WGSN as Humanature whereby materials are inspired by nature and animals, with luxuriant organic fabrics and sensual fur-like pelts and skins.
“Our main objective in exhibiting at ACLE is to show our new collections to local customers and to make new contacts,” explains La Doma’s Sales Manager, Roger Serra.
La Doma’s main market remains Europe where up to 40 per cent of the company’s business takes place and where it supplies fashion iconic brands such as Brunello Cucinelli and Prada. It is also a regular supplier of Coach (recently renamed Tapestry), the American multinational luxury fashion company based in New York City.
“La Doma tans, dyes and produces a wide range of finishes from the sheepskin we employ, though our specialty , about 85% of our output, is double-face sheepskin,” explains Serra.
The majority of the raw material originates mostly from the north and centre of the Iberian Peninsula, so that La Doma can assure the quality and the traceability of all its products.