How to take care and maintain Vegetable Tanned Leather? - LEATHERFLO

How to take care and maintain Vegetable Tanned Leather?

The leather used for our products is mainly vegetable tanned, the oldest type of tanning. 

This leather is one of the most requested Italian materials and consequently so are the derivative products such as our bags, our wallets and our travel bags, which we have always tried to make exclusive.

Vegetable tanned leather is beautiful because it is natural, but it also needs extra attention during its use.

First of all, remember that it is similar to human skin, so it can get scratched, stained and damaged.

We recommend that you:

  • do not stain it with coffee, alcohol, sugary drinks, oils or acidic and sanitizing substances.


  • do not expose it to direct sunlight for a long time (especially in summer) as it may discolour. (Our skin tans, vegetable tanned leather lightens).


  • do not violently hit the accessories as they could break. (In this regard, if you need assistance on your products, contact us by email


  • wipe with a damp cloth if the leather is slightly stained on the surface or if there are superficial scratches.

During the use of these products you will see the skin's luster gradually change (our products tend to become shinier during aging of the skin).
You will be pleasantly surprised at how much vegetable tanned leather is in constant transformation.

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