The leather we use in our collections is a by-product of the meat industry and is also chrome-free. The production of chrome-free leather uses a natural tanning method, such as tannins from bark, leaves and branches. Being an entirely organic material, vegetable tanned leather will change over time, it will grow softer and darker and acquire a patina depending on its use. A chrome-free leather product is biodegradable and recyclable.
What is Chrome tanning?
Chrome tanning was developed as a more quick and cost-efficient way to treat animal hides by using chemicals and acids to make the leather. This toxic wastewater can seep into the ground and affect soil and groundwater, often harming the people in nearby villages.