Our MONTECARLO collection features Italian sourced leathers that are sewn in the USA. The eco-friendly vegetable tanning process that is used in our products also enhances the unique aroma of leather.
Tanning is the process that turns animal hides into leather
Tanning it increases durability and prevents rot. A traditional form of tanning uses a solution of vegetable tannins (usually from trees such as oak or chestnut) to displace water from the collagen in hides. The process, known as vegetable tanning, is time-consuming and requires a skilled craftsperson — but the resulting leather maintains a natural hue that will develop a unique patina with use.
You need vegetable tanned leather
When you smell vegetable tanned leather, you are reminded of smelling a good wine. The wonderful aromas come from the natural tannins that replace chrome in the tanning process. This is the old way of making leather.
Vegetable tanned leather has longer durability
Vegetable tanned leather lasts much longer than chrome tanned leather. As a matter of fact, you will notice that it will seem new, even after several years. Keep in mind that vegetable tanned leathers will maintain a natural hue that will develop a patina unique to you
It requires passionately waiting for days
The reason why vegetable tanned leather is more expensive than chrome tanned leather is that it takes longer time to make. The natural chemicals are not as effective as the heavy metals, thus taking longer time. A longer process means a more expensive product.