For those unfamiliar with tanning, it is the process that produces leather. Tanning is the method of treating of animal skins and hides creating leather as its end result. LeatherTreasureShop has a brand new collection of vegetable tanned leather. Read on to find out more about this process.
What is vegetable tanning?
The main advantage of vegetable tanning is the production of leather without harmful chemicals. Vegetable tanned leather is produced through a chromium-free process using acids naturally found in plants and fruits. This thousand-year old method is known for producing the best quality leather. The process is artisanal so it does take a lot of time. However, the quality speaks for itself and well worth the time spent making it. Lastly, vegetable tanning is widely considered to be the most environment friendly of the tanning processes.
Characteristics of Vegetable Tanned Leather
- uses the rich colour of natural leather
- handmade and organic
- produces a unique leather grain that cannot be duplicated
- has a patina (leather deepens over time)
- no harmful chemicals involved
- will wear uniquely to its wearer
Why buy vegetable tanned leather?
Aside from being helpful to the environment, vegetable tanned leather looks stunning. The natural dyeing process and materials used gives this type of leather a patina that over time ages beautifully and uniquely. Each piece of vegetable tanned leather hide is unlike the other. Since the whole process is handmade and artisanal, each piece of leather produced is one-of-a-kind. Finally, this kind of leather will last you a lifetime since it is so strong and durable. A vegetable tanned leather hide is an investment.
Shop the LeatherTreasureShop collection of vegetable tanned leather here. Which vegetable tanned leather from our collection are you loving? We can’t wait to see what you guys do with these materials.
Next week, we take on more leather trends and projects. Have a great week ahead!