Vegetable tanned leather is the most durable, earth-friendly leather. The process of vegetable-tanning is a primitive technique, dating back centuries, using only plant-based materials. It’s time intensive and requires very skilled leather craftsmen. The result is beautiful natural leather, with one of a kind texture, that will last more than a lifetime.
Unlike other leather types and vegan leather alternatives, veg-tanned leather is non-toxic. By using only earth-friendly materials like tree bark, vegetable leather tanneries provide a safe environment for workers at the tannery and for the surrounding communities. The process of tanning leather does consume a lot of water, which ultimately makes its way through run-off to local rivers and lakes. Chemically processed leather and vegan leather alternatives are incredibly harmful to the surrounding communities by polluting air and waterways.
We partnered with a vegetable tannery in Morocco that considers environmental impact (and the conditions for their workers) with highest regard.