260009-560ProductFlap Leather Crossbody
Riri have a long history dating back to 1923. They were one of the first
to pioneer the zipper in Europe, and today Riri zips, buttons, snaps and
rivets grace a large number of luxury products, as well as rugged
outdoor and sports clothing.
Dr Martin Winterhalter, a Swiss-born inventor, perfected a zip he named the Rille-Rippe, taken from the German words for ‘concave’ and ‘convex’ because of the shapes formed by its teeth. The success of Rille-Rippe led to Riri – a shortening of the original name – as well as the first die-cast plastic zip, merged with nylon tape, which was developed to address the post-World War II metal shortage. They were favoured by the military because of their high tensile strength, while today they’re used in leather goods and shoes.
Leather is a hard-wearing natural material, yet it can be sensitive. Keep leather away from humidity, heat and chemicals and protect it from rain and rough surfaces, which can scratch and damage it. To remove light stains, wipe with a slightly damp cloth. Otherwise, leather items should be taken to a specialist leather dry cleaner. If leather should get wet, allow it to air dry at normal room temperature.