About the unique eco-friendly leather used in some of our bags
These bags are made in Europe using the finest European hides. They are dyed using natural vegetable dyes and do not use any of the chemicals that the majority of leather being produced today does. Vegetable tanned leathers are becoming increasingly rare as companies switch from traditional methods of tanning leather using vegetable extracts to mass produced chrome tanned leathers.
Vegetable tanned leather develop a gorgeous patina the more they are used and the more they are exposed to the natural elements such as sunlight. With the Natural Veg Tan bags, the shade of the bag will change with and will get darker – this is one of the real beauties of this unique leather. This is a normal and should be expected as the leather develops a patina.
Vegetable tanned leathers display natural characteristics of the leather which make each bag unique. There may be small marks such as scars or insect bites and unlike mass produced bags, these marks are not hidden by layers of pigmented paint. Each hide absorbs the dyes differently there are slight variations in the shade of the leather.