Is vegetable tanned leather real leather? The precipitation of time and years

by:JIYALI     2021-06-24

Vegetable tanned leather is a kind of material that can often be seen in wallets. It gives people a very retro and textured feeling, especially good-looking, and also very durable. The following editor on No.5 will tell you whether vegetable tanned leather is real leather?

Is vegetable tanned leather real leather?

Whether vegetable tanned leather is real leather or not depends on the raw materials before the vegetable tanned leather is processed. So some vegetable tanned leather is real leather, and some are not.

There are two types of vegetable tanned leather: fully vegetable tanned leather and semi-vegetable tanned leather. Vegetable tanned leather is also called leather carving, tree cream (cake) leather, castanopsis leather, belt leather. The color is undyed natural color. Vegetable tanned leather is small in elasticity, easy to soften by water absorption, plasticity is easy to reshape, and the color ranges from natural light pink to light brown. It is most suitable for leather carving crafts.

Leather tanned with vegetable tanning materials, so some people commonly call it tree balsam, and some are written as tree balsam. The characteristics of vegetable tanned leather: the leather after tanning and fatliquoring is soft and becomes leather. The fibrous structure is tight, the extensibility is small, the formability is good, the board surface is plump and elastic, and there is no greasy feeling. The grain and suede of the leather are shiny. Easy to soften when absorbed by water.

Full vegetable tanned leather is considered environmentally friendly leather, which is mainly made of vegetable tanning agents (tannins) extracted from plants. Full vegetable tanning does not contain chromium and chromium trioxide, which is a heavy metal. Normal leather will be made with chrome tanning because it is relatively stable and easy to handle.

What are the advantages of vegetable tanned leather

Environmental protection

The vegetable tanned leather tanned with tannin extract as the main tanning agent contains only pure natural animal and plant ingredients , No longer contain heavy metals, benzene, phenol and other aromatic harmful ingredients contained in leather made by other tanning processes. It has real environmental protection characteristics.


After the vegetable tanned leather has been tanned, no finishing will be carried out. Therefore, the surface of the leather body retains the grain and luster of the leather itself, which is natural and simple. Its grain retains the natural texture of the leather, which is simple and elegant. Its luster is soft and transparent, and as consumers use it, its brightness will be softer and more translucent.


Due to the improvement of the tanning technology level, vegetable tanned leather can also make an ideal feel and superior wearability. Its hand feels fleshy, plump, and has a strong sense of leather. Vegetable tanned leather is breathable and hygroscopic, and consumers feel comfortable when wearing it.

Precautions for raising cows with vegetable tanned leather

Raising cows with vegetable tanned leather is a topic that many players talk about, especially the primary color vegetable tanning. After the baptism of time, the gloss, color and The texture will have obvious changes. But excluding metaphysics, from a scientific point of view, this process can be accelerated through reasonable maintenance.

The nature of discoloration is the oxidation of plant tannins. The primary color of vegetable tanning ranges from beige to yellowish brown, and then to the dark brown. Other colors of vegetable tanning change from light to dark. This discoloration process can still Let the unbearable stains and blemishes left on the light-colored vegetable tanned leather become inconspicuous or even become unique mottled marks.

If you want to change color, there are two factors that can speed it up: sun + grease. Just like people, the primary color skin will change color quickly after being irradiated by the sun's ultraviolet rays. But just like excessive ultraviolet rays can sunburn the skin, for vegetable tanned leather, sun exposure will also accelerate its aging, requiring oil to nourish and protect, and at the same time can further deepen the color and increase luster.

How to take care of leather products

First, the leather has strong absorption power, so you should pay attention to anti-fouling, especially high-grade frosted leather.

Second, once a week, use a dry towel soaked in water and wring it out. Repeat a few times for gentle wiping.

3. If there are stains on the leather, wipe it with a clean wet sponge dampened with a mild detergent, and then let it dry naturally. You can try it out in an inconspicuous corner before formal use.

Four. If you spill a drink on the leather, immediately dry it with a clean cloth or sponge, and wipe it with a damp cloth to let it dry naturally. Do not blow it dry with a hair dryer.

Fifth, if it is stained with grease, it can be wiped clean with a cloth, and the rest will be naturally dispersed or cleaned with a detergent, not scrubbing with water.

Six. If you find any holes, broken or burned phenomenon, do not repair it without authorization, please contact the company's professional service personnel directly.

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