FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What is veg tanned leather anyway?


The oldest and most intricate processing of tanning is called vegetable tanned (or veg tanned) and this process has been used for thousands of years. This organic method uses natrually occuring tannins to preserve leather. These tannins can be found in the bark of trees and leaves of many plants. Quicker tanning methods (i.e. chrome tanning) was invented in the 19th century, and most leather that you see today was tanned through this process. This method is much cheaper and quicker, but is much more damaging to the envrionment, and uses harsh, toxic chemicals. Veg tanned leather is very durable and can be rather stiff at first. Over time, it will soften and patina with age, giving each product a beautiful and unique life.




What does patina mean?


The idea of patina can refer to many materials, but it is a signature characteristic of high quality leather. As a leather item is handled and used, a soft sheen develops on the surface which provides character and tells a story of its journey. It is a natural part of the aging process of leather, and each item will darken in color and become more supple. Naturally tanned leather will age beautifully and become an heirloom piece that only becomes more unique with age.




Will the leather paint chip or come off?


We only use high quality, non-toxic and water based paints that are not only safe for the enviornment but also are extremely durable. The paint actually bonds with the leather so it will not chip or come off over time. The leather will continue to patina, which will only enhance the designs over time.




How long will it take for me to receive my order?


All items are made by hand and are made to order. Standard items will ship in 2 weeks and custom items will ship in 4 weeks. If you need an item sooner, please reach out to us and we can see if a rush order is possible.




Do you offer wholesale?


Yes! We do offer wholesale, and it is based on our workload and brand compatibility. Please reach out to us for more information.




Do you offer custom orders?


Yes! We love working on custom orders and love the opportunity to make an order completely one of a kind and special. No matter if you have a wacky idea that you would like to see, or whether you just know you want something really unique, we are up to any challenge.




Do you ever offer discounts?


All of our items are completely handmade which takes a lot of time so not often. But that doesn't mean never! Follow us on Instagram and sign up for our (infrequent and totally not annoying) mailing list for the exciting inside info.





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