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What is Shell Cordovan?

• Shell cordovan (or cordovan) is a rare, world-famous leather;
• This layer exists only in equine hides and has its maximum thickness on the rump area. One horse hide can yield only two small oval pieces of cordovan - two shells.
• The "holy grail" of leathers, shell cordovan is the hardest natural wearing material in the world.

Why should I choose shell cordovan?

• due to high quality and stiffness, this leather will last for 15-30 years;
• shell cordovan does not develop the small wrinkles which often appear in calfskin and cow leather;
• vegetable tanned shell cordovan will age beautifully with a unique patina;
• shell cordovan is an extremely shiny leather, this gloss can be easily maintained by brushing;

Why is shell cordovan price so high?

- only two shells can be made from one horse hide; 
- production takes up to 6 months; 
- only highest quality materials used (aniline dye, oil, greases, tanning blends); 
- however, the price of shell cordovan we offer is the best available on the market;

Where is shell cordovan made?

• Our shell cordovan leather is vegetable tanned only and produced only in Italy, in Toscana region. This is the best place on Earth for leather production. An excellent set of air, water, and soft climate makes this region suitable for leather tanning. 
• No animals died for leather production, only by natural reasons or meat.

Returns & exchanges

• You can request a cancellation within 2 days of purchase.
• Contact us within 14 days of delivery and ship items back to us within 21 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. 
• If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. 

Customs and import taxes

• All prices provided on this website are final.
• Customers from EU / Italy should provide their VAT number, otherwise we must add Italian IVA (22%) above.
• We do not charge any additional taxes for export purchasing.
• Buyers are responsible for customs and import taxes that may apply. 
• We are not responsible for delays due to customs.

shipping methods

• We mainly use FedEx Express shipping service, 4-5 days for most destinations.
• For EU orders we ship by TNT/UPS/FedEx/DPD services.
• Orders from Italy shipped by GLS.
• Orders from Indonesia, Russia, Ukraine and upon request, are shipped via EMS Post express service.
• Some orders shipped by resellers, in this case we will notify you.


• Our web shop is powered by Shopify - worldwide trusted e-commerce platform.
• We accept the PayPal payments by default - the most secure and confident payment system on the planet.
• If you prefer Bank wire - please choose this option during check-out and contact us for invoice request.

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Website privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Rocado s.r.l. uses and protects any information that you give Rocado s.r.l. when you use this website. Rocado s.r.l. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Rocado s.r.l. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01 May 2017.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:
- name and job title
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons: Internal record keeping. We may use the information to improve our products and services. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. From time to time, we may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.