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You've likely heard of Vegtan, which means tannins sourced from the vegetable kingdom. In leather stores this will be the thicker hide, used for shoes, sheaths, belts etc. Hand tanned/ Bark tannin is an incredible material, created through an intricate process which involves steeping the skin in a bark liquour, or strong tannin tea. These tannin sources can be from from Oak or Hemlock bark or sumac leaves (to name a few tannin sources). We make a small amount of this durable, yet flexible soft barktan annually. We typically reserve it for custom garments. Please be in touch if you are interested in knowing more.

Bark Tanned Leather

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