Vegetable tanning is the most traditional way of tanning hides. Unlike chrome tanning, it can take up to forty days to produce a piece of skin using only natural ingredients such as the bark of chestnut trees to tan the leather. This means the finished product color is usually warm, rich tones of natural browns differing from tannery to tannery based on their way of tanning.
Vegetable tanned leather has a limited risk to consumer's health, including allergies and a reduced environmental impact, since it is manufactured with almost no chemical substances. It is one of a few products that is both high quality and environmentally friendly at the same time. Vegetable tanning uses processes which have been passed on for decades from generation to generation of master craftsmen.