Vegetable tanning refers to leather that is tanned with oak and spruce bark. Also quebracho, tara pods, olive leaves, rhubarb roots or mimosa are common. These substances are placed in a pit along with the skins and hides. As these tannins are derived from plants, the leather is called vegetable-tanned leather. Also the term “natural leather” is used.
By using the by-product of meat and dairy farming, making to order and not using harsh chemicals to tan the leather, the reduction in environmental impact is significant. Mix that with it being a natural and non-synthetic product, vegetable tanned leather becomes the most sustainable leather you can get.
Creating a Zero Waste Community and reducing carbon emissions is one of our main focus in our facility, we have been in Leather Business for the last 15 Years and have been using vegetable tanned premium leather to create our products.
Vegetable tanned leather is made with bark extracts, leaves, fruit and roots -all vegetable tanning contains the aromatic organic compound Phenol, which is required for tanning leather. Vegetable tanning is a long and intricate process; taking more time and skill involved in its production make it an expensive material.
We aim to spread awareness of reducing carbon footprint and also about biodegradable products and its value in the society. Having been around for over 5000 years, vegetable tanning is the oldest and most sophisticated method of tanning. Vegetable tanned leather continues to be associated with tradition and craft, but relatively few tanneries today have the capability to produce vegetable-tanned leather and we are proud to have an in house vegetable tannery.
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