Frequently Asked Questions
Can you gift wrap it?
I will happily gift wrap and write a personalised message for you on request.
How should I care for my new leather product?
Leather will last a lifetime if properly cared for. Please get in touch if you require care instructions as not all of our products require the same level or type of care. We do however sell our own leather Conditioner which is available here.
What is Veg Tan Leather?
Veg tan leather or Vegetable-tanned leather is tanned using tannins extracted from vegetable matter, such as tree bark prepared in bark mills and is the oldest known method of tanning leather. The color tan derives its name from the appearance of undyed vegetable-tanned leather. Vegetable-tanned leather is not stable in water; it tends to discolor, and if left to soak and then dry, it shrinks and becomes harder.
What is Chrome Tan Leather?
Chrome-tanned leather, is tanned using chromium sulfate and other chromium salts . It is also known as "wet blue" for the pale blue color of the undyed leather. The chrome tanning method usually takes approximately one day to complete, making it best suited for large-scale industrial use. This is the most common method in modern use. It is more supple and pliable than vegetable-tanned leather and does not discolour or lose shape as drastically in water as vegetable-tanned.
What is Shell Cordovan?
Shell cordovan is probably one of the most expensive and luxurious leathers to buy. Cordovan is an equine leather made from the fibrous flat connective tissue (or shell) beneath the hide on the rump. It is a difficult and time consuming leather to make, and in the late 19th and early 20th century was mostly used for razor strops to sharpen razors in barber shops. More recently it has been used for shoes, wallets, and watch straps due to its aesthetic qualities and exceptional durability. Shell cordovan has a unique non-creasing characteristic.
What is Ghost Burro Leather?
Ghost Buttero "Burro" Vegetable Tanned Leather comes from Conceria Walpier Tannery in Italy. They are well known for their premium vegetable tanned leathers and the beautiful colors are able to produce. The ghost finish is a white wax finish that will wear and patina over time exposing more and more of the beautiful color beneath. You can buff with a cloth to remove some of the finish to get just the right look you want to start with. There may some small marks in the white coatings, they will remover overtime with use.
This veg tan leather is their top grade, it is full grain and firm but supple.