What is vegetable tanned leather? Leather with both texture and appearance

by:JIYALI     2021-06-24

When you buy a wallet, you must have heard of vegetable tanned leather, but you don’t know it very well, and even many people have heard of it for the first time. The following editor on No.5 will tell you what vegetable tanned leather is?

What is vegetable tanned leather

Vegetable tanned leather is the name of a kind of leather, which is often used on wallets.

Vegetable tanned leather is a leather raw material formed by processing leather with vegetable tanning agents. It is the name of a process for processing raw leather. The unprocessed hide removed from the animal is called raw hide or raw hide, that is, the untreated hide will rot. The original leather after processing is called leather. The head skin tanned with vegetable tanning agents (tannins, plant polyphenols and other polyphenol compounds) extracted from plants is called vegetable tanned cowhide, which is generally cowhide. The leather tanned with vegetable tanning agent (tannin solution) is very suitable for carving and leather molding because of its strong water absorption, high plasticity and easy shaping. In terms of softness and hardness, there are chrome tanned leather, semi-vegetable leather and fully vegetable tanned leather. Fully vegetable tanned leather is the hardest and thickest.

Is vegetable tanned leather durable?

Primary color vegetable tanning is the first layer of vegetable tanned cowhide, which is also the part of the leather in the LV bag (handle edging, etc.). It has been used for ten or eight years. There is no problem at all. The British harness, Tochigi from Japan, Lejia from Belgium, etc. are the first layer of vegetable tanned cowhide after deep processing of high-quality embryos selected by leather factories all over the world. Of course, it will only be more durable, not to mention the more luxurious corrodes and crocodile skins. . However, durability is not the same as frequently used and often new. Primary color vegetable tanning will stain with water and get dirty easily. Stiff smooth vegetable tanning is easy to leave scratches. Everyone has different usage habits. Some people use it for ten years. It becomes more oily and shiny, and some become devastated within a day. In this age of industrialization, the more natural and textured things are, in addition to the more precious, they tend to be more delicate. If you can’t or don’t want to maintain it, it’s better to buy artificial leather. After all, compared to leather, PU and PVC, it’s not afraid of water and wearable.

How to maintain vegetable tanned leather

Generally, vegetable tanned leather is recommended to be maintained with mink oil. A protective film is added to make the leather more moisturized, and the discoloration effect is not as obvious as cow horn oil. In addition to mink oil, I recommend German leather care oil to my friends. The main ingredients are natural beeswax and jojoba oil. Its advantage is that it is not easy to cause leather discoloration, has a good smell, and the leather is also moisturized.

The leather you have just gotten can be evenly coated with maintenance oil with a soft cloth, and then 'sunbathe' when the weather is good. After this procedure, the color will look better and shiny.

As for the maintenance cycle, I personally feel that when the leather is dry, it is necessary to wipe the maintenance oil. Some people do not maintain it after buying the leather. Does your purse have any traces of broken leather edges? It's because of lack of oil and thirst.

What kinds of leather are there?

By purpose

Lifestyle leather, national defense leather, industrial and agricultural leather, cultural and sporting goods leather;

According to the tanning method

Chrome tanned leather, vegetable tanned leather, oil tanned leather, aldehyde tanned leather and combined tanned leather. In addition, it can be divided into light leather and heavy leather. Generally used for shoe uppers, clothing, gloves, etc., called light leather, measured by area; thicker animal skins are tanned by vegetable tanning agents or combined, and used for leather shoes inner and outer soles, industrial accessories, etc. For heavy leather, it is measured by weight.

According to animal species

There are mainly pig leather, cow leather, sheep leather, horse leather, donkey leather and kangaroo leather, etc., and a small amount of fish leather, reptile leather, Amphibian leather, ostrich leather, etc. Among them, cow leather is divided into scalper leather, buffalo leather, yak leather and yak leather; sheep leather is divided into sheep leather and goat leather. Among the main types of leather, cattle leather and sheep leather have a flat and thin surface, small hairs, fine and tight internal structure, good plumpness and elasticity, and good physical properties. Therefore, high-quality cattle leather and sheep leather are generally used as leather materials for high-end products, and their prices are the higher category of bulk leather.

According to level

There are first layer leather and second layer leather, among which the first layer leather includes full-grain leather and trimmed leather; the second layer leather also has pig second layer leather and cow two Layer leather and so on.

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