Our vegetable-cured full-grain leather is a result of 12 months of natural tanning, which enables the marriage of two seeming opposites, suppleness and solidity. A must for luxury saddlery, this full-grain hide is also our choice for leather goods and belts where its natural feel and the patina that develops make for a leather that is as special as it is rare.
We have chosen a legendary French vegetable tannery, one of the few to have mastered the extra-slow tanning of this unique leather.
Coming from a long tradition, this tannery has preserved a unique artisanal know-how, transmitted and improved from generation to generation.
Vegetable-tanned leather is produced using natural ingredients such as tree bark, leaves and pure water. Needless to say, this calls for a deep understanding of the various seasons for natural tannins.
Extra-slow vegetable tanning lasts 12 months, and only this process allows the natural leather fibers to tighten slowly without losing quality, thus preserving the natural flexibility of the hide. This is critical for luxury leathers, which call for both suppleness and solidity.
Extra-slow vegetable-tanned full-grain leather is smooth and acquires a patina with the passing of time.
In order to preserve the beauty of your leather products, we recommend that you note the following advice :
◌ Keep your product away from abrasive surfaces that might scratch or mar the finish.
◌ Protect your product from humidity and direct heat like radiators or closed cars in summer.
◌ Avoid contact with the following products: liquids, hand creams, hand sanitizers, makeup and perfume.
◌ Should the bag come into contact with water, allow it to dry naturally, away from sources of direct heat. Once dry, if the leather has not returned to its natural suppleness, you can apply a neutral pH makeup-remover milk all over the piece with a soft cloth. Test an out-of-sight area first and observe the leather’s reaction. If successful, this cleaning will speed up the formation of the leather’s natural patina.
◌ To clean the leather, we advise you to wipe it with a soft, slightly damp cloth. Once dry, you can apply a neutral pH makeup-remover milk all over the piece. Test an out-of-sight area first and observe the leather’s reaction. and If successful, this cleaning will speed up the formation of the leather’s natural patina.
◌ For extra-slow vegetable saddles, bridles and leads : You can use a slightly damp sponge and good-quality glycerine soap all over. Once dry, you can apply a paraffin-based conditioning cream, like Akène. This treatment will speed up the formation of the leather’s natural patina.
◌ When not in use, we advise you to keep your article in its protective cotton cover furnished with the product to protect it against humidity, raised temperatures and non-ventilated areas.
◌ For any question relative to your product, we will be happy to help you. Please contact us by telephone at +33 1 53 64 74 74 or email [email protected].