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by TATYZ on May 16th, 2018

     Green or Eco-friendly products are products that do not harm the environment whether in their production, use or disposal. In other words, these products help preserve the environment by significantly reducing the pollution they could produce. Eco-friendly products can be made from scratch, or from recycled materials. This kind of product is easily recognizable as it is, in most cases, labelled as such.​
      The basic pack of  " green certification"  includes product  with following features: 

- free of toxic and hazardous substances to health and environment
-  product which a capable of natural decomposition
-  product made of materials and components from natural origin or product made exclusively from vegetal origin materials
- chromium  and PVC free products
- products made of materials and components from recycling
- products made in factories with decreased CO2 emission
- product and packaging made in environmentally sustained conditions.

   One of the  green certification organisation specialised in green footwear is Biocalce. ​

    Biocalce certification intend to ensures the comfort and quality, resistance and durability in footwear that only uses materials free from toxic substances for the user and environment. To obtain the Biocalce label the materials and products are subjected to a wide range of laboratory testes and have to accomplish the established specifications. The models should present considerable resistant levels, keep the breathability properties, not stain the feet and should be free of chemical substances that in certain amounts are harmful to skin
and environment.  For more information see: http://www.biocalce.org
  
 
   TATYZ footwear and bags are made from natural origin materials:  natural cotton, genuine leather. We do not use PVC , PU or plastic materials in our product. TATYZ packaging is "plastic bag free" as we use  cotton pull string  bags. All our product are made in small local factory in Northern Thailand.

by TATYZ on May 12th, 2018

     SOLE is a bottom part of a shoe  which is in contact with the ground​.  It  can be made from a variety of materials as as natural rubber, polyurethane, or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds,  wood, natural leather.  Soles can be simple — a single material in a single layer — or they can be complex, with multiple structures or layers and materials ( for example, wood platform with rubber  or natural leather with top rubber). Sole is often called outsole.

    The main function of the outsole (sole) is to protect the sole of the foot and  provide traction as well as to reduce wear on the midsole thereby increasing the overall durability of the shoe.   

      There are 3 main requirements applied to qualities of the sole material.
  •      Flexibility 
       Shoe soles has to be flexible as feet  bend while walking.  This mainly applies to low heel shoes and  athletic shoes.  A runner, needs to have the shoe flex where the foot naturally flexes. Designers and sport researchers, similar to the design considerations for cushioning, must keep in mind the natural flex lines of the foot relative the specific need of the sport.​
  •     Traction
   The traction properties of a shoe sole , really a measure of the friction between the outsole and the walking surface, are directly related to the materials used in the outsoles construction as well as the pattern on the outsole. ​
  •     ​Durability
    While walking or running  in a shoe, the outsole wears away, due to friction. In particular the parts of the shoe that come into contact with the ground the most, wear away the fastest.   Researchers and designers must take into account the points of contact  in order to design outsoles that do not wear out to quickly. 

   The other important requirements are :

   Abrasion: Abrasion is the property related with the resistance that a material can addle, when it is subject to friction. 
   Adhesion: This property determines the strength of adhesion between two surfaces: upper/outsole. 
   Hardness: Hardness is an intrinsic property of materials and normally is determined in plastics and rubbers by means of durometers.
   Thickness: Thickness can be determined for leather, rubber and soles materials. It can vary greatly.
   Tear strength: Tear strength is the force required to tear a material.
  Cushioning and shock absorption: Cushioning and shock absorption are related with contact of footwear in ground during walking. This properties can be assessed in soles, insocks, midsoles.
   Water resistance: This property is related to the penetration
of water in footwear through sole. For soles made from leather is very important.
   Thermal Insulation: This property is important for soles, midsoles,  insoles in  winter boots. Thermal insulation is a measure of the rate at which heat passes through a material or through a series of layers of different materials.
    Heat and fire protection:Heat and fire protection of materials are related to its heat transmission heat and combustion properties.The properties of  sole materials and products when subjected to fire can be evaluated through contact with the flame to assess the combustion rate, extension and combustion time. 
   Slip resistance: Slip resistance is related to the coefficient of friction between soles and the floor in which the footwear it’s in use. 
   








  

 

by TATYZ on May 1st, 2018

      Patterns and prints can be applied to decorate  leather. This can be done via  embossing.  

    Embossing and debossing are the processes of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs on leather or other materials. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material.
 
    Embossing alters the surface of leather  by providing a three-dimensional or raised effect on selected areas.​ To achieve this, metal dies with engraved pattern  are used for embossing press.  A specific level of pressure is applied to the dies in order to squeeze the fibers of the leather, which results in a permanently raised area on the leather.
   
The three factors that need to be controlled during the embossing process are:
 - Pressure
 - Heat
 - Die depth

    Embossing used in conjunction with ink/dyes/ pigments , so that the raised area is coloured. When no ink is used , it's called a blind emboss.​

     Embossing involves a separate stage in the production process of leather. It requires a separate press run. In addition to being used as a design element, embossing can be used to hide natural leather small imperfections.

   

by TATYZ on April 13th, 2018

​     Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhides. It's a fibrous substance comprising a closely interwoven system of fibres that have natural elasticity.

    The process of changing the skin of animal into leather consists of three main stages:
  •    Preparation for tanning
  •    Tanning
  •    Finishing
    Hides and skins are brought to the tannery in a cured condition to prevent them from putrefaction.

    At the tannery skins are properly washed and cleaned. The next operations are fleshing, soaking, depilation. Fleshing consists in removing excess of flash and fat on the underside of the hide. The purpose of the soaking process is soften the hides and remove the salt dung and dirt adhering to them. Depilation  is a removal of the hair and epidermis. It may be done by liming or by using sodium sulphide  and other material of sulphide group when the preliminary  treatment is provided the skins are ready for a conventional tanning process.
 
   Tanning is  the series of processes by which the natural skins are converted into leather. The purpose of tanning process is to bring about changes of the skin properties preserving the hides from putrefaction.
  The tanning liquid is made with tanning extract from vegetable material or tannin may be extracted from minerals.
   There are several methods of tanning, each producing a special type of leather with special characteristics: vegetable tanning, chrome tanning, oil tanning, alum tanning, combination tanning. 

    Finishing operations are of great importance in transmitting a harsh stiff material into the beautiful finished leather we recognise in our product. The most important finishing processes are bleaching, stuffing, colouring, staking, fat-liquoring, sammying. 


       

by TATYZ on March 27th, 2018

    Leather is one of the oldest natural material known to human. Leather is a fibrous substance comprising a closely interwoven system of fibres that have natural elasticity. It's sold per square foot, and is called skins. There are several main  skins available: cowhide, calf, sheep/lamb, goat/kids, pigskin.

  Different types  of tanning process is used to turn hide to leather. Most hides have to be split because it is too thick to be used in any type of manufacturing.  Different coats (polymer or pigments)  can also be applied on  top surface  of the leather to achieve different finishes and looks ( patent leather, suede, embossed leather, etc)

     Leather is a very versatile material especially  for footwear due to its unique properties, the most important of them being tensility, strength, elongation, flexibility, ability to absorb and transmit  moisture, breathing and insulating qualities.

      Artificial  leather ( known as  faux leather, vegan Leather, PU Leather, PVC Leather, synthetic Leather)  is a material made by  human beings, mainly  with 2 layers: bottom  layer (usually textile or non-woven material) and Polyurethane, PVC  or other  surface.  PU leather is cheaper than genuine leather,  it  has a nice-looking finish, but is not as durable, as full-grain leather​. Artificial  leather doesn't have ability to breathe as well as absorb and transmit moisture from human skin,it lacks the natural elasticity  that why is not an ideal material for footwear. 


by TATYZ on March 8th, 2018

How to measure your feet:

1.The best time to measure is the afternoon or evening.  If you measure your feet in the morning, they will be smaller, which would give you the wrong size.

2. Choose flat and firm surface to stand on. Don't do it on a carpet or other soft surface.

3. Wear thin socks or stockings.  Only measure your feet while barefoot if you plan to wear shoes over your bare feet

4. The best position for accurate measurements is standing.  It will be easier if you have a friend present to trace your foot for you.

5. Put your foot on a piece of paper and  draw  the outline of your foot with a thin pen, keeping the pen straight.

6. Measure both feet. Most people's feet are slightly asymmetrical.

7. Measure the longest distance from the heel to the tip of your big toe with a ruler.  Use shoe length chart  to find the number that corresponds to your shoe length.

  Girth measurements:

- Ball girth measurement
The circumference of the foot around the middle of the big and small toe joints. This joint is prominently visible on the inside of the foot just adjacent to the big toe.

- Waist  girth
The circumference of the smallest part of that portion of the foot which lies between the instep and the ball.

 - Instep Girth Measure
The girth measurement of a foot taken at the middle of the waist through the instep( front part of the arch of the foot).

- Heel Girth Measurement
The girth measurement around the tip of the back of the heel and the middle of the curve of the foot (where the leg joints with the foot).



by TATYZ on March 3rd, 2018

   ​A court shoe (British English), or pump (American English), is a shoe with a low-cut front, the vamp, and originally without a fastening. 
    The term "pump" was first appeared in England in the 16 th century but it is the Americans who continue to use this word. The British term changed to court during 19 th century.
    The strapless pump made the leg look longer by not using a strap that cut across the instep.
    Pumps for women are usually heeled.
  The construction of  classic pumps is simple, using a whole-cut leather top with a low vamp​. 
The heeled pumps with vamp and quarters curved downwards on both sides of the upper to the soles is called D'Orsay.  The name Mary Jane  has been used to refer to  pumps with single bar or strap across instep. A sling-back is identified by the strap around the back of the heel. Peep toe pumps is classic pumps with open toes.
     T-strap pumps have two straps -across and along the instep. Ankle strap pumps have straps on the heel part of the shoe that  go across the ankle.  Pumps can have different style and shape heels including wedge heels and vented vamps  construction ( see the photo below).
 


by TATYZ on March 1st, 2018

​   Shoe design is a complex process that starts from sketching future model of footwear. The shoe designer must start with determining  several things of future shoe model:
1. Type  of footwear for women/men/children ( sandals, moccasins, pumps, boots, etc)
2. Heel height  and its shape  (low, medium, high heel; block, stiletto, etc)
3. Shape of the shoe last toe (round, oval, pointed, almond-haped, etc)
4. Materials for upper, lining, sole and its texture (leather, textile, etc)
5. Actual design work based on  inspiration and foot structure (pattern lines to determine shoe details). 
6. Hardware and other decorative elements  (bows, lacing, perforation, etc), types of  seams (single, double, decorative), edge finishing.



by TATYZ on February 27th, 2018

      Before you buy a pair of  any type of footwear (shoes, boots, sandals, etc),  learn few tricks that will help you to choose the great quality one which would last long.
1-5 - Check  the right and left half-pairs. They must be symmetrical. Length of the sole, height, etc. must be the same.
6 -7 Check the  quality of sole material and how well upper is  glued to the sole.
8- Check the toe stiffener. It must be strong to ensure keeping the shape of the shoe.
9- Check the  quality of upper and lining material and how well shoe details are stitched together. Remember, genuine leather unlike any synthetic material (for example, PU) are strong, breathable material with good stretchable ability which ensure great comfort while walking.
  


by TATYZ on February 26th, 2018

The whole process of making shoes can be divided into 8  steps:

1. Sketching the future design
2. Technical drawings and pattern making
3. Choosing the leather and other materials
4.Cutting out the details of the shoe model
5. Upper and lining stitching 
6. Lasting process using shoe lasts
7. Sole and heel attaching
​8. Quality control and packing.
Shoemaking is a difficult and long process which involves several stages and processes.

Abrading
The roughening up of the over margin of the lasted upper.

Assembling Upper
Inserting of the prepared components, such as toe-puff, stiffener and side lining, in the respective positions. The term also refers to the tacking of the upper to the last at the counter point prior to being lasted.

Attaching
 Attachment of the upper and bottom parts using one of the various methods of attachments

Backing
 Laminating a piece of fabric to leather or other components of a footwear by adhesive.

Back Tacking
 An operation in upper assembly for taking the lower and of the upper on the insole, before feeding it to the machine for pulling over by machine.

Beading
 The turning in of a skived or unskived edge of an upper section. Sometimes the skived edge is turned over a cotton tape to give a pleasing appearance and more strength at the edges.
Bead on Sole Edge
The tiny ridge or bead which will be found on finished sole edge of shoe either on one or both sides. The ridges on the welt and on the sole edges are respectively know as welt bead and sole bead.

Bedding Sole
 Fixing sole in its proper position so as to conform to the bottom shape of the last in mellow condition.

Bed Lasting
 An operation by which upper at the toe and seat is wiped to proper position on the insole and kept in position by cement, wire or tacks.

Benching
  Operation of giving final faking and fiddling to the shoes, after having passed through all the finishing operations, for any slight imperfection either in upper or bottom.

Bevelling
   Reducing the substance of certain components of the shoe bottom by skiving, such as sole waist bevelling, insole seat bevelling, welt bevelling, piece sole bevelling and graft sole bevelling.

 Binding
   The treatment of an edge at top line of inside by the use of a fabric or leather strip, stitched and turned in by different methods.Covering the edges of inside of ladies footwear with a strip of leather or fabric.

 Blocked fitting upper
A method of fitting the upper, in which sections of the upper are placed over a wooden block, similar in shape to the last and positioned to assume a shape relative to the final shape of the shoe.

Bottoming
The attachment of the lasted footwear to the sole by direct or indirect method of construction.

Bottom levelling
Levelling either on machine under high pressure or by hand using sleeking sticks to give the bottom a good shape and remove all bumpiness after the soles are stitched and channel-closed.

Bottom manipulation
Clicking or cutting of bottom components.

Boxing
The final operation in which the shoes are packed in boxes in pairs, ready to go out of factory.

 Bracing
Sewing the upper temporarily to the insole shoulder, before the lasting rivets are removed to hold the upper in position firmly for welt sewing.

Breasting
Trimming or cutting down the front or the breast of the heel with either a power-driven, suitably shaped descending knife or by hand knife.

Buffing
  Removing a thin layer from the grain side of the sole or insole by use of abrasive to give it a final look or to allow the penetration of colour and prevent cracking.

Bunching
   Term applied to action of the bottom filling shifting from its own place and bunching or depositing at different places forming humps and causing annoyance to the wearer.

Bunking
  Putting a fancy pattern on the sole edge of the shoe bottom by means of an adjustable heated tool which usually runs over the channel to hide any fault in channelling or channels laying and to improve the appearance of the footwear bottom.

Burnished edge, upper
The treatment of a specially skived edge given to cheap quality footwear by a special machine in which the fibres on the edges are burnt to give a slightly curled appearance and to give a false folded edge.

 Burnishing
Polishing to secure a bright glossy finish.

Cementing
Application of cement on roughed or scoured portion of the footwear by brush or machine.

Channelling
The production of a groove or channel in the leather in which the stitching is laid while attaching the soles and other parts.

Channel laying
Closing the channel lip after sole stitching by applying cement to the channel or otherwise and rubbing the lip down.

Channelling soles
Making a slanting cut along the edge or cutting on an open groove at an angle along the edge of the sole on the grain side. The sole stitches are concealed or bedded in this channel to avoid wear with or without lip being closed.

Channel opening
An operation to raise the lip of the channel after cutting to facilitate sewing.

Clicking
 Cutting the footwear components out of upper leather or other materials with the help of templates or clicking dies.

Closing
 Assembling the components of the upper by stitching of other fastening method.

Code marking
 Blind sizes are used in footwear.

Colour marking
 In this method, the lasting edges of the sectional parts are painted with definite colour to indicate the sizes. This method is also used in the identification of lasts by colouring the top projected portion of the last with definite colour to indicate the size.

Compo
 A proprietory name for the original modern process of cementing sole and upper together with pyroxylin cement.

Component splitting
 Operation of reducing the thickness of the footwear components by passing the individual components through a splitting machine having a flat or band type knife.

 Conditioning of the upper
   Softening the upper with heat and moisture to facilitate lasting operation.

Conforming of soles
 The operation of shaping the sole before applying it to the footwear, so that it can conform to the last but carry a high heel or rounded waist.

Crimping
 To make folds or pleats in the whole-cut upper to facilitate lasting in Moccasin type of slippers.

Decorating upper
 Producing a fancy effect on upper by punching, stitching or gimping.

Denailing
 Removal of nails used for temporary attachment of insoles with last.

Direct cutting of the bottom
 An operation of cutting the bottom stock of a particular ready shape from the bend or side which may not convenient for units producing various shapes simultaneously.

Drafting
 A process in which the initial stretch of the upper is taken out to give an approximate shape of the last prior to actual lasting. This consists of a series pulls taken in different directions.

Dressing
 Cleaning and polishing footwear with liquid/paste polishes and creams.

Dressing of upper
 Treatment given to footwear uppers before they are finally packed. It consist of checking evenness of the shade of footwear uppers and giving a final coat of the footwear dressing.

Edge Burnishing
 The treatment of a specially skived edge given to cheap quality footwear by a special machine in which the fibres on the edges are burnt to give a slightly curled appearance and to give a false folded edge.​

Edge setting
 Finishing the edges of the soles with polish applied under heavy pressure by rubbing or ironing the edges with or without wax to give a fine uniform finish and gloss and impart waterproofness.

Edge Treatment
 Giving different treatments to the edge of the upper components, and to the edge of the soles and heels during the manufacturing processes, such as skiving, gimping, binding and edge trimming.

Edge Trimming
 Shaping the edges of the soles by trimmers to obtain required shape of edges (fudge edge, bevelled edge, round edge, square edge, extension edge etc.)

Edging
 Removing the sharp edges of the leather in a variety of ways such as brushing ironing.

Embossing
 A method of printing or raising up ornamentation on a surface by heat and pressure.

Eyeletting
 Fastening eyelets to the footwear upper.

Feathering insole
 Beveling of the flesh side edge of the insole either all around or only at the seat to facilitate moulding of the upper over the insole.

Finishing Footwear
 The fined operation performed on footwear after constructional work has been completed to improve quality of the footwear by making the edge resistant to water and by improving its appearance.

Fitting up
 A term applied to the gathering together of the bottoming components according to the instruction.

Force Lasting
 Operation of forcing the last in the upper is called force lasting. Thus in certain construction where the insoles are stitched together with the upper, the last is to be forced in for the subsequent operations in the making department.

Forme cutting
 The cutting of the forme on a flat surface.

Grading patterns
 This is to produce patterns of different sizes and fittings, proportionately from a model either by machine or by a hand tool.

Hand welting
 Attaching of welts with stitches by hand.

Heel Attaching
 Fixing the heel to the seat of the footwear permanently.

Heel Building
  Process of attaching several lifts having a rand or skeleton lift at the base according to required thickness. Heels of inside attachment have their top pieces attached by slugging wire or nails.

Heel scouring
 Shaping and smoothening out the edge or surface of the heel with abrasive.

Hot Blasting
 Giving some form of heat treatment to the leather upper to smooth out any wrinkles and to tighten up the grain surface of the leather.

Horsing
 Placing of upper on last in a proper position for lasting.

Insole slashing
 Making the insole of machine-sewn, cemented or other types of constructions, more flexible. The operation consists of putting of a few rows of slashes across the forepart of the insole. These slashes are hardly one millimetre deep.

Ironing out
A finishing process of footwears by electrically heated iron.

Junking
 A process for separating stitches on sole by a metal wheel, known as junk wheel. This is applied on stitched-in groove or stitched-aloft work.

Lasting
 Moulding the upper to the exact shape of the last by a series of pulls and to attach it to the insole by thread, tacks or staples or cement permanently.

Lasting Slipping
 Removing the last from the finished or ready footwear.

Levelling of sole
After the operation of channel closing on the stitched soles the forepart and the waist of the sole is smoothened to the shape of the last and levelled with the help of either levelling feet roller under pressure or with a wooden sleeking stick to improve the appearance of the bottom.Machine-sewn method of construction

Marking
 The printing on stamping of sizes and other details on the lining of the footwear.

Mulling
 Mulling is to bring the upper in such a condition artificially that it will last easily and will not break, by using heat in addition to moisture.

Panning up
 Hammering down the edges of leathers in the heel during hand finishing with the wedge shaped end of the hammer to close them thoroughly and made the heel solid.

Perforating
 Ornamenting of the uppers by means of series of holes of various shapes and sizes.

Pounding
 Flattening the creases which occur during fasting of uppers and also bringing out a clean feather edge with the help of pounding machine.

Pulling over
 Initial moulding of footwear upper on lasts by 3 to 5 tacks to the insole by mechanical means, prior to final lasting.

Punching
 The operation of making holes in upper components, either as decorative perforations or for eyeletting.

Quarter reforming
 An operation by which quarter tops of footwear are given a final shape at the finishing stage. The operation consists of striking and pressing the top edge of the quarter lining under the top edge of the upper, turning or pulling inwards the top edge of the shoe along the lining and finally ironing or shrinking out any fullness in material, under thermostatic control.

Ranging
 Cutting a large piece of hide into small suitable pieces.

Recasting
  Putting the last again after having performed certain operations, for example in single sole footwear the last has to be slipped off prior to the sole stitching and then slipper back, that is, relasted, to enable the remaining operations to be completed.

Rolling
 An operation intended for leveling the substance by pressing down the high spots and also to solidify the fibres and increase its resistance to abrasive wear, equivalent for hammering the leather. The components requiring this effect are passed through two rollers moving in the same direction, pressure of which can be regulated as desired.
 
Seam rubbing
 Flattening by rubbing down the seams of the closed seam which opened up, to prevent the ridge formed by the seam hurting the wearer and making it easier for the closing operations.

Seat shaping
 A process by machine to remove lasting pleats and wrinkles to obtain correct shaping of seat.

Skiving stiffeners and puffs
 Reducing thickness of the stiffeners and puffs at the edges by slicing off a tapering section to minimize difficulties in lasting then and to prevent them in becoming visible through the upper.​

Slitting
 An operation in forme cutting in which two pieces of paper or traced out with a suitable margin over the approximate forme of the last. After fixing the paper on to the last a few slits or cuts are made in the paper at the acute concave curves to allow the paper to lie flat on the last.

Sole attaching
 Fixing of outsole of a footwear to the upper permanently by stitching, riveting, screwing, pegging or cementing.

Sole stitching
 Sewing sole by stitching.

Splitting
 Dividing an upper or bottom component into two or more parts by cutting it through its thickness parallel to the surface.

Spray dressing
 Upper dressing by spray gun or jet blown to the footwear.

Stitch marking
 Providing necessary marks on uppers for ornamentation by stitching and perforating. This is necessary to enable the operators to perform their work accurately.

Tempering soles
 Soaking of soles in water to a particular degree in order to soften them to facilitate moulding, channelling and stitching.

Thermo-cementing
 This operation is done by machine. This eliminates the need for previous cementing as a separate operation. A roll of thermo-plastic adhesive is fed to the machine and is activated and fed to the point of work. Both cementing and folding are done simultaneously.

Treeing
 Placing the footwear on a foot tree and to carry out the operation of hot blasting.

Upper Dressing
 Finishes of various nature like water or spirit based dressing sheltac and was which are applied on the finished footwear leather uppers after proper cleaning at the stage of finishing.

Upper preparation
 Carrying out various operations on an upper of footwear before or between actual stitching processes.

Vamping
 Stitching the vamp with the quarters.

Vulcanizing
 A chemical process used to melt, mould to attach rubber/plastic polyurethane sole to the lasted upper by heat and pressure in a closed cavity.

Wheeling
 A finish to the top of the edges of a footwear by corrugated wheel used to imitate stitching.



by TATYZ on February 19th, 2018

TATYZ stone-washed canvas bags  are  perfect for your next cruise trip. Made from natural thick cotton  and genuine leather, they are light, breathable and durable.  Wide range of   bright summer colours  such as sea blue, orange, yellow, teal, navy blue, lemongrass allows you to choose your favourite colour which matches your dress. http://tatyz.com/tatyz-online
     Have a look at  our  numerous styles and designs -  from  spacious medium totes  to small single handed purses. All of TATYZ bags   have a plenty of space for your holiday essentials - book /ipad,  a cardholder and sunglasses . Combine the bag with TATYZ  flat 100 % leather (upper, lining, insole) sandals.  ​Bon voyage!!!!!

by TATYZ on February 7th, 2018

​How to take care of your shoes:
1. Keep them in a breathable cardboard shoe box ( it protects shoes from dust and fading from sunlight)
2. Always use shoe horns to put your shoes on to avoid heel/counter damage
3. Walk carefully watching your steps.
4. Take off your shoes carefully by holding and pushing down the heel
5. Don't forget to brush the dust/dirt off the shoes with the soft-bristle brush. Use shoe polish if needed. Use shoe trees for keeping the shape of your shoes.
6. Change worn heel tips at shoe repair shop
​     Keep your shoes in dust bags or cardboard boxes  in dry conditions . Don't seal the product into a plastic bag or box for months at a time to avoid  product to get  mouldy. 
 
    If your  footwear has become wet, dry it at room temperature. For wet leather  shoes, stuff them with paper to their natural shape (not any bigger) and let them dry, away from a heat source. The next day give them a good brushing to bring back the nap.

    If the leather has become dirty, clean it gently with a sponge with some leather balm or cream.  Use a small amount and apply a thin and even layer, for example with a sponge. Wipe off the excess with a clean and dry cloth. Always try first on a small  surface to see how the color changes before you treat the whole shoe. Note that greasing will also soften the leather a bit.
    For light coloured leather, use natural color shoe polish, for black leather is better to use black colour treatment as it will enhance the color and shine.

    Special  suede protection spray can be used to protect the suede footwear  from stains and water damage. Use soft clean brush(sponge)  or special suede brush     to clean suede from dust and dry dirt.  If your suede product has become wet, dry it at room temperature. Don’t rub any suede product while it is wet.
        If  your  suede shoe has dry spots, try rubbing them away gently with a clean pencil eraser or a suede cleaning block.

by TATYZ on October 24th, 2017

​T ATYZ  canvas bags are made of 14 oz. or 22 oz. heavyweight stone-washed  canvas. If you want to make the bag more water resistant, you can treat it with a water-resistant spray made specifically to protect cotton.

     Dirt can normally be removed by carefully wiping the fabric with a moistened sponge and some mild soap. Be gentle, as hard rubbing on the fabric may cause spots.
     If washing is absolutely necessary, we recommend careful hand washing. If hand washed, use lukewarm water and a mild, non-bleaching detergent.   Washcloth or soft bristle brush can be used to clean the material .After rinsing with water, stretch the wet product and let it hang dry.  
      Re-grease the leather details when almost completely dry.
      Metal accessory might require polishing over time.

Posted on October 10th, 2017

     TATYZ  brand store is located in a newly build spacious Promenada Resort Mall  in Chiang Mai (Thailand) as part of "Fashion Story" concept. Open daily from 11.00 to 21.00 ( Building A, First Floor).  Discount  is up to 50%. WELCOME.
 

Posted on October 7th, 2017

      For TATYZ  handbags we use 100% A Grade  22 oz. and 14 oz. Cotton canvas made in Thailand  and dyed with CPB method. The Cold Pad Batch (CPB) dyeing method is the non-thermal dyeing process which is environmental friendly in both less water and energy consumption. The natural cotton fibers respond well to fiber reactive dyes and can be transformed into beautiful colors in a wide range palette.
     To achieve subtle colors, canvas is then subject to stone-washing process. After it the colors of the canvas become delicate and not strong or bright.
                                                                        Colour palette
                      Bucket bag made from  both stone-washed and plain canvas
​   Stone-washed process is carried out with Latest technology– perlite.
    Perlite is the form of naturally occurring silicon rock. It has the distinctive property of expanding to 4 to 20 times its initial volume when heated at a particular temperature. The crude Perlite rock when heated it gets swollen up and tiny glass sealed bubbles are formed. Its original colour which is black or gray changes to grayish white or else white. This heated form of Perlite is used for stone wash purpose.
 
   Perlite treatment reduces the rate of harm caused to large washing machines by pumice stones and gives the cotton better supple and softer finish. There are many grades of Perlite differing in sizes are used for giving the stone wash finish to fabric right from largest to finest grades; some are very tiny just like grounded earth..
 
     The degree of colour fading depends on the fabric to stone ratio, washing time, size of stones. Stone wash effect is one of the oldest but highly demanded washing effects.
    Advantages of this metod:
- No extra chemical required, therefore making process more economical.
- Less water consumption.
- Less energy consumption.
- Less chance of patches or unevenness
 
   Another advantage of stone-washed canvas that the  material won’t bleed much  during washing process of the product.





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