The beautiful patina of natural vegetable tanned leather

August 24, 2016

The beautiful patina of natural vegetable tanned leather

How many things do you own that get better with age? Well if you have any of our products you have at least 1. Over time, vegetable tanned leather will become more beautiful, developing character and patina. Whether it be a leather bag, a leather belt, or one of our leather wallets each be different. No 2 pieces will age the same.

  1. patina progreess

Although we offer our products in different colors, if you are looking for the most drastic patina, go with the natural. The natural is a blank canvas, no dyes, just the natural tanning process from the tannery. How you handle the leather will show as it ages beautifully. Each scratch will be your creation, exposure to elements, the denim you wear, the oil in your hands, all will show in the patina your item develops.


Don't like the way the natural looks when you get it brand new, consider jump starting the patina. Exposure to the sun will start the process quickly. Like your skin, the natural leather will begin to tan when it is exposed to sunlight, changing from natural to pink to a more redish tone. The natural patina process will continue and will continually darken your leather. The places that rub, the places where you constantly grab will darken more rapidly and darker shades.


With beauty comes a little bit of maintenance. To help you leather goods last a lifetime, a leather conditioner should be used. This will help replenish the leather with the oils it needs. If you are out of conditioner, you can use some coconut oil, or some olive oil.


We love to see pics of our leather products as they age. Feel free to email us any pics, or you use instagram be sure to tag us, @1350leather, we will repost images on our page.

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