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Why we use natural Vegetable Tanned Leather

A question we often get from customers is what type of leather do we use for our DIY kits and why? We wanted to take you through our thought process in a bit more detail to explain our philosophy around material selection.


At J Tanner Deconstructed, we exclusively use natural vegetable tanned leather, and you will see that we reference this quite a lot throughout our website. But what is "vegetable tanned leather" and why do we exclusively use this material for our kits?


Vegetable tanned leather refers to the method which the leather is tanned/treated. It is a traditional method which involves tanning the leather using natural materials like tree leaves and bark. It is one of the oldest met