The process of vegetable tanning uses organic material and natural tannins derived from the barks, leaves, and branches of trees and plants. This results in colors that are rich and deep in natural earthy tones such as browns, beiges, yellows, and reds. The fibers of the animal hide used for the leather are visible in the finished product, lending authenticity, and personality to the leather that makes it more unique.
Vegetable-tanned leather also has a distinctively sweet, woody fragrance that is normally associated with leather. Each piece made with this leather has unique shades and nuances, which are a mark of genuineness. The lack of consistency in color and tone is not a defect. Instead, it’s a characteristic of natural tanning processes.