Our Vegetable Tanned Eco Leather is from a fair-trade tannery near Kolkata. It took us a really long time to find a supplier that we were happy to work with. The leather industry is notoriously murky, especially when it comes to labour conditions and the environment. This tannery offers safe and fair working conditions for its workers and has developed a closely guarded natural recipe (approved by the Fair Trade Association) which does not use harmful chemicals like chromium, normally found in the tanning process. Instead the leathers are tanned with vegetable tannins, which naturally occur in the roots, bark and leaves of many plants.
Our veg tanned leather does not have a synthetic top finish, so blemishes and scars show through revealing the natural character of the leather. It will change over time as it matures, softening and deepening in colour.
Check out our vegetable tanned eco leather products below: