All our tannins are vegetable, and the tanning process is done using natural elements. Our leathers are tanned with tannins obtained from chestnuts. The transformation from raw hides into leather is a slow process done in wood barrels while respecting the environment.
Vegetable tanned leather is natural and unique in its structure, colour and feel. We use cow and goat leather. Most of our leathers are processed unfinished. Small veins and little pits are natural elements of the leather, revealing the original character of the processed hides.
The vegetable tanning process and the variety of natural extracts lead to light tonal variations and an evolving color profile. Our brown unfinished leather will darken over time and develop its own patina.
Vegetable tanned leather is stiff, strong and persistent. It will become softer and develop its own individual character over time.
Leather is valuable material. In order to guarantee the persistence of your leather product it is useful to mind the following:
- Humidity, heavy rain and direct exposure to heat will harm the leather.
- Unfinished leathers such as our brown leather and the suede leathers are sensitive to dirt.
- To maintain smooth leather it can be treated with colorless wax. Smooth leather can darken when treated with wax. Therefore, we recommend initially applying the wax on small, hardly visible spots before applying it to the whole product.
- To maintain and refresh the color of suede leather, it can be treated with a specific waterproofing suede leather spray.
- Suede leather can be treated with a suede leather brush to remove small, dirty spots on the surface.
- In order to protect the smooth leather (especially the light brown leather) form rain it can be treated with colorless waterproofing spray.
- We recommend Collonil leather care products.
- All leathers will darken over time when treated with wax. Please do not use wax for suede leathers.