Real leather is obtained from animal skin after which it goes through an intense process to make it more durable and long-lasting. Those procedures vary depending on the end result that the manufacturers are aiming for. Tanning is one of the main elements that makes or breaks the leather product. Slightly underdone and the leather might not last for a long time or overdoing it may cause it to lose the texture and the softness. Which is why Vegetable tanning is considered one of the best in order to maintain the realness of the leather as much as possible.
Difference between vegetable tanned and chrome tanned leather
Vegetable tanning is different from all other tanning processes. It is also one of the main reasons for its popularity. Vegetable-tanned leather feels a bit stiffer as compared to the chrome tanned leather. It may soften a bit with time after wearing it a number of times but you can't expect it to be as soft as chrome tanned leather. Thickness and ruggedness of vegetable tanned leather bags and jackets are what people look for the most.
What is vegetable tanned leather made of?
Tanning refers to the tannage procedure that makes the leather more durable and smooth at the same time. Due to the natural minerals used in this process, it’s called vegetable tanning. Tree bark is one of the main ingredients this process depends on. Eco-friendly nature of this process is what makes it one of the most popular and common when it comes to leather bags and jackets.
Is vegetable tanned leather better?
All-natural ingredients along with an extremely delicate and careful procedure, this type of leather becomes better than the rest. Above all, vegetable-tanned leather develops a certain patina with time that means your leather jacket becomes better and better with each wear. Just the right amount of moisturizer will not let your jacket or the bag dry out and crack. So if you’re going for a long-lasting, durable yet glamorous leather product, be it the vegetable-tanned one.
Is vegetable-tanned leather waterproof?
Leather can be water-resistant to some extent due to the tanning and finishing layers but not waterproof. It is recommended to not test its waterproofing capabilities by wearing it on a rainy day. The more water your leather jacket absorbs, the more likely it is to crack and lose moisture.
How do I protect my vegetable tanned leather?
The universal rule in order to keep your leather jacket as good as new for a longer period of time is to keep it clean and well moisturized. Vegetable-tanned leather contains natural tannins which is why treating it with olive oil once in a while is suggested. Apart from that, always use cleaning products that are specifically made for leather. Apply conditioner made out of natural oils or beeswax and avoid too much sun or water exposure.
Vegetable Tanned Leather Tote
An extremely stylish yet very comfortable brown vegetable tanned leather tote is here to take your fashion game up a notch. The soft and comfortable straps made from vegetable-tanned leather make it easy for you to carry anything you’d like for everyday use. You can carry your vanity products such as makeup, keys, wallet or any other essentials with so much ease. It has solid copper rivets making it extremely durable. The soft and supple structure makes it extremely lightweight. This brown shoulder tote bag will be a stylish addition to your bag collection.
Vegetable Tanned Leather Duffel
Hipster Leather Duffel Bag is designed using full grain vegetable tanned cowhide leather with an antique finish. You will be able to pack your bag with all the ease in the world. Its Brass Hardware allows our Overnight bag to stay firm and hold on tight for a sweet weekend ride. Inside the hipster bag, It’s all raw leather because we got nothing to hide. Easy hand-carry straps will make sure you can carry this vintage duffle bag on your next trip!
Vegetable Tanned Leather Backpack
Presenting this handcrafted vegetable tanned leather backpack made out of top-grain real cowhide brown leather. With this head-turner rucksack, get ready to collect travel memories on any adventure. To give it maximum durability, the backpack is treated with oils and waxes and the final vegetable finishing makes it look vintage yet classy. This vintage backpack allows you to carry your laptop, pens, a wallet, cards, passport and any mini-essential you want to take with you on your next travel plan.