Vegetable tanning is to process the hides in a pure and natural way without using harmful chemicals. The process is used in order to stabilize the skins and be able to process the resulting leather. It is a traditional, artisanal process that takes advantage of the tannic acids naturally found in some plants, by using the barks, branches, leaves or even some fruits in some specific techniques. The actual tanning process takes between one and three months.
We choose to use vegetable leather based on the principles of sustainability, the versatile and unique processing capabilities and the quality aspects are crucial for our decision to use vegetable tanned leather. As a result, the production and the purchase of goods made from this material are our long-term investment.
Our leather source is Wickett & Craig one of the two vegetable tanneries left in America.
Here’s their story: http://wickett-craig.com/the-