VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER
For a long time dethroned by "chrome" leathers, leather with natural tanning seems to be returning to the esteem of consumers.
Process designed to transform the skin into leather by adding tanning factors solution (tannins). It becomes rot-proof. Maceration delays are reduced now.
Before it took 2 years to tan some skins. Today, it takes only few days for the same result. The using of powders concentrated in Quebracho or Mimosa extracts instead of traditional oak bark increases the action of tannin. As the using of rotary fullers instead of pits and tanks.
The kind of tannin using characterizes the obtain leather : Chromium salts (the most frequently used) or veg-tannin.
More rigid and resistant ,leather with natural tanning shows a good stability and a better humidity absorption. It is the perfect material for protective clothing, saddlery accessories, inner and outer soles, belts and bags.
The particularities of this leather are physical and attractives. Wanted for its authenticity, it is less covered and pigmented, which further enhances its soft and sensual touch. Its low stability to UV rays is undoubtedly its greatest singularity. Naturally pinky beige, it goes darker with the daylight and evolves
towards brown colors when aging. This patina is the main attraction of the leather with natural tanning.