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 Moroccan Pouffes - Source


TannerieOur pouffes are made by highly-skilled craftsmen in small, family run workshops in Morocco. Your purchase will help this traditional craft flourish in the future. The finest quality leathers are sourced for our products and most of the leather dyes that are used come from plants native to Morocco. The plants are harvested, dried in the sun and then ground to a powder. The plant-based powder, when mixed with water, produces the dye. The dyes are blended to create most of the wide range of colours that you can see in our pouffes.

Product Information and Care


LeatherMorocco is famous for its leather goods and the leathers are still cured today using the same methods that have been used for centuries. To visit the tanneries in Morocco is truly an experience for the senses, especially the sense of smell! The ingredients used in the tanning of the leathers are completely natural but do have an odour which we are not generally familiar with. If your new leather pouffe has a strong smell, it is due to this natural, harmless, tanning process. Since no chemicals have been used to seal in the dye, what you smell are the raw ingredients. Please be assured that the scent will fade quickly once the pouffe has had a chance to air out. Heat can draw the smell from the leather so you may want to keep your pouffe initially in a cool and airy place.

Caring for Dyed, Oiled and Natural Leather Pouffes


LeatherLeather resists stains, so a clean, dry cloth or slightly damp cloth will take care of most spots and spills. Keep use of water to a minimum, and avoid soaps, polishes and cleaning products. If a cleaner is necessary, choose one specifically designed for leather. If treated well, leather ages very well and will become more soft and supple with age.This leather is a natural material - minor flaws and imperfections are characteristic of these materials and methods, and only add to the beauty and uniqueness of each of our pouffes.Please note, that oiled pouffes are made from un-dyed natural leather, and often contain small marks from the animal's hide. This is normal, and part of the item's character and charm. The natural oils may transfer to other fabrics, so take care not to rub other fabrics on a newly oiled pouffe for several weeks. Please treat natural leather pouffes with extra care as these have no finish, such as a dye or oil, to protect the leather. An odour which we are not generally familiar with. If your new leather pouffe has a strong smell, it is due to this natural, harmless, tanning process. Since no chemicals have been used to seal in the dye, what you smell are the raw ingredients. Please be assured that the scent will fade quickly once the pouffe has had a chance to air out. Heat can draw the smell from the leather so you may want to keep your pouffe initially in a cool and airy place.

Caring for Faux Leather

Our faux leather pouffes are made in many of the same small workshops as our leather pouffes, and are vegan-friendly. These pouffes are very easy to clean – moisten a cloth with warm soapy water, and clean small areas of the pouffe at a time. Wipe with a dry rag when done. Faux-leather cleaner can be used for larger stubborn marks.als have been used to seal in the dye, what you smell are the raw ingredients. Please be assured that the scent will fade quickly once the pouffe has had a chance to air out. Heat can draw the smell from the leather so you may want to keep your pouffe initially in a cool and airy place.

The Stuffing inside your Pouffe

LeatherTraditionally, in Morocco, pouffes were stuffed with camel hair, coarse wool, rags or even low quality cotton. These products are expensive to ship from Morocco and/or expensive to use here in North America. We are using natural high quality cotton and shereded foam in our stuffing and we are in  process of using a total natural flax fiber available from Biolin Research Inc. in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This fiber is mechanically extracted from flax plants that are normally grown in Western Canada for seed. If this fiber were further treated and processed, some of it could even be turned into linen yarns and fabrics. By using locally produced flax fiber, we are creating a market here where none previously existed and encouraging farmers to change their flax growing methods so they can profitably produce both seed and good quality natural fiber from the same crop. Over time, the stuffing in your pouffe may settle or pack down and you may want to add extra stuffing.

Please see the pouffe stuffing guide for instructions.

Please select the 'Add Stuffing' option on the product page if you wish to receive your pouffe ready-filled.

Here is a demonstration on how we stuff our pouffes! Link for the video : How to stuff