What is vegetable leather?
After collection, raw hides are processed for preservation and then sold to tanneries. We buy raw materials according to the type of finished product we intend to produce: in this case we are talking about vegetable leather, whose quality is considered the best worldwide. After a first phase of preparation, which includes hair removal and purification, starts the real tanning process: in this case are used tannins extracted from trees like chestnut, mimosa or quebracho. After tanning there is the final phase of greasing, with natural products of animal origin. A drum dyeing is optional, with water based aniline dyes.
What are the benefits of vegetable leather for the final customer?
The first benefit is the possibility to put in contact with our own body a natural product, non contaminating or noxious. Vegetable leather then is breathable and allows the body (for example the shoes) to eliminate water and prevents the appearance of moulds. Vegetable leather style and elegance are unique, as it does not grow old, matures and transforms both in colour and in brightness. Vegetable leather is not concerned about rain because, once dried, it won't show stains or halos. It is not concerned about scratches either because it is possible to make them all disappear with a simple wool cloth and elbow grease. Vegetable leather is a benefit both for the environment and people.