Full Grain Vegetable-tanned Leather
All our products are made with vegetable-tanned full grain leather that is the traditional method of tanning animal hide using tree bark and other organic substances, without any chrome-based materials. Vegetable-tanned leathers last longer and age more beautifully. Leather will absorb hand oil and sunlight over time and make a unique patina.
Full Grain leather refers to the outermost layer of animal hide that is the premium layer which has all the textures and natural beauties. Inferior types of leather would be so called “top grain leather” and “genuine leather” that are the the leftovers of animal side after full grain leather is split. Vegetable tanning process allows beautiful texture of a full grain to pop out.
We source all our leather from two of the last tanneries in the United States- Horween Leather and Wickett & Craig, which are two of the best tanneries in the World. Every item we ship comes with a leather certificate that has the details on leather tannery, leather type, making date, and item serial number.
Horween Leather Co.
One of the two tanneries, we source our leather from is Horween Leather Company, founded in 1905 in Chicago, IL. For more than 100 years and five generations their goal has been to make the world’s best leather. Horween Leather offers an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation. Horween products include traditional, old world tannages and techniques, carefully updated with modern applications. Today, Horween leathers are still made by hand, the same way as generations ago.
Among all the premium leather types that Horween makes, we use vegetable-tanned Essex and Dublin as well as their world-renowned Shell Cordovan. More details on leather types can be found in Leather Types page.
Wickett & Craig Leather
Founded in 1867, Wickett & Craig is a world premiere vegetable tannery based out of Curwensville, PA. A labor-intensive method that requires skilled workers, veg-tanning is a natural, eco-friendly process that produces durable, exquisite leathers recognized for their depth of color and rich patina. Simply put our leathers not only endure, but get better with age.
We use English Bridle Leather line of Wickett & Craig that in different colors in our products.