We use full grain leather, which is considered among the best quality leather available. It refers to cow hides that have not been treated significantly. It retains the natural marks of the hide preserving the original fibre strength and durability. Therefore, rather than wearing out the leather develops a beautifully unique patina as it matures.
Origins in Florence
Vegetable tanning is a traditional process inherited for generations und used by our small tuscan leather tannery. The tanning process goes slowly in wooden drums in full respect of the environment. Depending on the desired color, natural components such as oak, hemlock, birch are used.
The best about vegetable tanned leather is its uniqueness in every peace. It borrows traces of your living. It matures. It gets tender and darker depending on your lifestyle and how you use your product. All of these features completed with the behaviour of its owner lend individual character to it and show how beautiful a natural product should be.
Value it and it will serve you for many years.
The leather requires only little care. Use a slightly wet cloth to remove dirt and dust. Once to twice a year treat it with natural wax, balm or oil. Ask a specialist to recommend you the best product to use. Always test first on a small piece.
Keep in mind, too much care is poison for the leather. It will lose its unique character. We at band&roll prefer to keep the leather untreated.
Although, our leather is robust and will serve you for many years, please avoid exposure to high temperatures and direct contact with wet and humid surfaces.