The oldest method used for tanning hides and skins is vegetable tanned, commonly known as veg tan.
This is a tannage using the tannin extracted from the bark of plants and trees.
The vegetable tannin has the effect of filling the leather and creating a firm, full feeling to the tanned dried hide.
The characteristic colour of natural veg tanned leather depends on what type of tannin is used. The colours will range from a warm blonde to a dark brown.
Veg tan leather will develop a beautiful patina over time with everyday environmental exposure and product use.