Vegetable tanned leather

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Our raw material

We want our products to last for many years, so we work with the best raw material of our country without losing sight of our commitment to the environment.

That is why we use vegetable tanned leather.
The transformation of leather is slow and complex and through multiple processes through which we reach textures that are pleasant to the touch and immune to the passage of time and daily use.

The leathers we use are a by-product of the national food industry. This means that materials that would otherwise be wasted can have a second life.

In vegetable tanning, tannin is used, which comes from natural extracts present in quebracho trees. This slow-growing species was declared "Argentine National Forest Tree" in 1956 due to its environmental importance.

This process, in which the original tanning technique is applied, results in a leather that respects the environment, since its residues do not present any toxicity for the human organism.



Origin of the technique

Vegetable tanning is as old as the history of mankind and dates back to prehistoric times. It arose, like so many other advances, from practical observation that showed that if a raw hide came into contact with the bark, wood or leaves of certain plants, it became stained and those apparently damaged parts did not suffer putrefaction.
Over time, the leather industry began to develop based on the use of tannins that were produced by a wide variety of plant species. This vegetable tanning system was the norm in the production of tanned leather until the chrome tanning industry, a totally polluting technique, began.

 

 

Our commitment to the forest

In order to give back to nature the resources it provides us, we collaborate with Seamos Bosques to restore the native forests of our country. 

 

National pride

Vegetable tanning allows the conservation of the leather fiber and incorporates certain characteristics of softness to the touch and elasticity that are a consequence of the materials and working methods used.

It is a source of pride for us as Argentines to use our own material with which we know we stand out in the rest of the world.

 

 

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