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vegetable tanning

VEGETABLE TANNING

Vegetable tanning is a practice that combines quality with low environmental impact: it is deeply rooted in time and, as the case for arts, experienced its heyday in Tuscany.

The Tuscan tanners, especially the Florentine ones, have handed down the secrets and tricks of the skin craftsmanship for centuries. An excellent technique that is lost in the mists of time, but thanks to many of its followers, is still present.

We know, for example, that the main feature, as well as the secret of vegetable tanning seems to be the tannin: an active ingredient that produces the transformation of skins in a compact and durable material that lasts for years, therefore able to confer the tanning unique and inimitable qualities.

This substance is present in the bark, leaves and roots of trees. And it is the tannin itself that gives the skin the unrepeatable aroma of leather unlikely found in other products. This substance is obtained mostly from chestnuts or quebrachoes, a tree that grows primarily in Argentina.

The vegetable tanning minimizes environmental impact and contains no toxic substances harmful to men and the ecosystem. So you can easily affirm that it allows you to create products of the highest quality and sophistication and at the same time create a production system friendly to the environment that surrounds us.