What is vegetable-tanned leather?

What is vegetable-tanned leather?

17 Jan 2024
What is vegetable-tanned leather?

Vegetable-tanned leather is a type of leather that is tanned using natural materials such as tree bark or other organic materials. This process is far more environmentally friendly than other tanning methods, which often use harsh chemicals.

Due to the long, slow traditional techniques used to process the hides for this type of leather, vegetable-tanned products are known for their durability and unique character. Plus, over time, it develops a rich patina that adds to its beauty. If only we could all age that gracefully!


About Tempesti

Tempesti is a renowned company with a rich history dating back over a century. Founded in 1919 by Giovanni Tempesti, it began as a small artisanal workshop in Florence, Italy, specialising in crafting high-quality leather goods.

With a commitment to exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail, Tempesti quickly gained recognition for its exceptional products, ranging from luxury handbags to accessories. Over the years, the company expanded its offerings and established a reputation for timeless elegance, durability, and impeccable design.

Today, Tempesti remains a symbol of Italian excellence, combining traditional techniques with modern innovation to create enduring pieces that embody both style and functionality.

Our Factory Visit

During our visit to the Tempesti factory in Italy earlier this year, we were fascinated by the entire process of tanning and preparing the leather that goes into creating our beautiful dog accessories back in the UK.

It was an incredible experience to witness firsthand the meticulous attention to detail that goes into every step of the process, and we are proud to offer our customers only the very best in quality and craftsmanship.

Want to find out more about how our products are made?

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