What is Vegetable Tanned Leather?

What is Vegetable Tanned Leather?

Did you know all 1974 leather goods are made from veg-tan (vegetable tanned) leather? Some might confuse this with vegan leather which is mostly made from plastics, cork or even bananas and mushrooms. Vegetable tanned leather means that the animal hides are tanned with various tree bark/plant based tannins instead of toxic chromium. It can take up to two months for this process to take place where as chrome tanned leather can happen within a day or so. This is also why it’s a bit more expensive… and I think, a bit more beautiful. It patinas (ages) like a dream and shows all the character from you and your journey…That beautifully textured journey you’re on.

Want to know more? Here are a few resources to check out. 

+ The Vegetable Tanning Process

+ Vegetable Tanned Leather VS Chrome Tanned Leather

+ Also loving this instagram account I just discovered. 

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