We use premium full grain vegetable tanned leather to make our bags and accessories, which is the leather that is tanned using non-toxic organic barks and leaves over a period of 30 to 40 days (unlike fast-made low-cost chrome tanned leathers that are harmful to health and environment). Full grain leather is the outer part of the animal's hide that is known for its durability due to dense leather fibers and is considered to be the highest leather grade. We source our leather from a reputable US based tannery that focuses on sustainable leather production.
Vegetable tanned leather has natural color and earthy sweet smell and develops a gorgeous patina with time preserving the story of its owner and making each piece truly unique. This means no two products made by us will be exactly the same!
Vegetable tanned leather, with the right care routine, also has the ability to heal scratches (unlike chrome tanned leathers, which, once scratched, cannot be repaired without re-tanning). This ability makes vegetable tanned leather products much more durable than any chemically tanned leather goods, and keeps them presentable and rich looking for years.
We condition all products before they leave our studio. If the product gets extensive use and/or is often in the sun/heat, please condition it with a small amount of an oil-based (not wax-based!) cream conditioner once in 2-3 months. Rub it lightly with a piece of cotton fabric after applying the conditioner to remove excess moisture. For normal use, please condition your product 1-2 times a year.
Please use a water repellent spray if the product is going to be used in the rain. If the product gets water stains, do not rub them! Let the bag air dry for a day or two in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight, then apply a conditioner.
Always test care products on a small piece of leather before applying it to the whole product.