The 'Veg Tan' Collection
In this Collection we use a gorgeous Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather in a range of colours. Veg Tan refers to the method, of tanning a cowhide into leather. It is called 'vegetable' because of the natural materials used in the tanning precess, such as tree bark, like oak, chestnut or mimosa. A large number of other types of trees and plants are also used. The vegetable tanning process, is one of the oldest methods of tanning known to man. It consists of repeatedly soaking skins in natural tanning solutions, which is a painstakingly slow and complex job. It usually takes a minimum of one-two months to finish, requiring the supervision of skilled craftsmen. As the leather ages in softens and darkens, ageing with a beautiful patina. One that we think truly reflects the character of the Leather and the product. In our opinion, it really is the very best of Leather, not only beautiful, but the purest and most natural process for the environment.