WHY IS VEG-TAN LEATHER ECOLOGICAL?
85% of global leather production is tanned using chrome (chromium salts), a mass industrialization process which was invented for low-cost processing at high volumes. Chrome is harmful to the human health and the environment. Vegetable-tanned leathers are preserved the traditional way that was used worldwide before mass chrome tanning became normalized.
WHY PLANT- DYED?
Petroleum-based chemical & synthetic dyes add to the negative ecological impact, accounting for a market valued at 5-6 billion USD. Vegetable-tanned leathers are the first step of natural processing, natural undyed leathers or using plant dyes are the second step. That’s why we highlight our Undyed materials, it’s more than an aesthetic statement, it’s also non-toxic and more biodegradable.