- WHY USING VEGETABLE
TANNED LEATHER ONLY?
We insist to use aniline full grain vegetable tanned leather only.
Vegetable tanning is the traditional tanning method refined by the Spanish, Italians and French during the Renaissance. Today it makes up only 10% of leather produced. Unaided by potent chemicals, vegetable tanning takes much longer than chrome tanning (several weeks/months vs a day). As a result, it can be more expensive...but it's worth it. Vegetable-tanned leather looks natural, smells sweet and develops a unique patina over time.
The top surface of a hide, or the grain, is the strongest part of the hide. "Full-grain" means that the surface has not been buffed or sanded to remove imperfections. It is much longer-lasting and durable than top-grain leather (which has been buffed or sanded) or split-grain leather (which doesn't have any grain at all). Top-grain leather is more prevalent on the market because it's cheaper to buy low-quality leather and buff off the defects than to buy quality hides.
Vegetable tanning is a tanning process taking inspiration from nature and – in full harmony – to nature going back.
Vegetable-tanned leather does not contain any toxic substance harmful to man and is highly tolerable for those who suffer from metal related allergies.
Vegetable-tanned leather productive cycle is strictly monitored to ensure a low impact on the environment:
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