Vegetable tanned leather refers to the tannage, or method of tanning the hide into leather. It’s called “vegetable” because of the natural materials used in the tanning process for example, tree bark. Vegetable tanning or veg tan as it’s sometimes called, is one of the oldest methods of tanning known to man. It has literally been around for centuries. But less than 10% of the world’s leather is tanned this way today and pure Veg-Tanned leather is ultra-rare in Sri Lanka.
What makes vegetable tanning so unique is that the leather is often thicker and results in more body and character. Vegetable tanned leather also tends to age better and develops a rich patina over time. And it has a brilliant classic leather smell.
We at The Butler provide a great choice for the discerning leather buyer