With proper care and maintenance, vegetable tanned leather will age naturally, develop a beautiful patina and last for generations.
When exposed to sunlight vegetable tanned leather will change tone of color. Warm and dry air will dry out the leather if it is not regularly treated.
We recommend Leather Master Protection Cream or Collonil Protect & Care Spray to protect the leather. When needed, use very small amounts of leather oil and grease. The leather can change look and hand-feel and can also get a darker color tone from these types of products. We recommend Tiptop, a natural wax from beeswax, lanolin oil and coconut fat.
When cleaning the leather we recommend Leather Master Soft Cleaner of a very mild leather soap. Some chemicals and cleaning detergents can effects the surface of the leather and make it duller. Always test a product on a smaller area of the leather before applying it on the whole hide.
Due to the open structure, our leathers may arrive with small light scratches from transportation. These can be removed with the correct leather lotion, such as Collonil 1909 Leather Lotion or Collonil Organic Shine & Care.
All our leathers are from cows with free range. They come naturally into contact with their surroundings. We keep the natural look of the leather intact. This means that marks like stretch marks on the leather may be visible.
The leather is sewn together inside out, and then pulled through. This can make some parts look bumpy.