0770 accessories are made from Tuscan vegetable-tanned leather.
This unique and traditional Italian leather is a favorite due to its one-of-a-kind character that develops with years of use. The Italian artisanal tradition of vegetable tanning is a skill that has been passed down over generations for centuries. The process of vegetable tanning is detailed and time-consuming, with hides soaked in natural tannins and monitored for a minimum of 30 days.
The use of natural tannins transforms calfskin hides into a material that is not only beautiful but also durable. No two batches are ever the same.
When it comes to caring for vegetable-tanned leather, we recommend keeping it away from water for at least the first month of use. Keeping it dry during the first month allows the leather fibers time to soften and absorb oils, which in turn helps it become naturally resistant to water. Vegetable-tanned leather is also sensitive to heat and is best kept away from extremely hot areas as well as long periods of direct sunlight.
Your first cleaning can be done after a month of using your item. For a light clean, you can use a damp cloth and gently blot the leather. However, we suggest using an all-natural leather cleaner for the best results. Do not use regular soap to clean vegetable-tanned leather, as long-term use of regular soap can damage it over time due to the chemicals the soap may have. Furthermore, apply a leather conditioner after your cleaning to help ensure vegetable-tanned leather stays vibrant in color and soft to the touch. As always, take into consideration your style preference. Less care will create a rugged patina, while cleaning and conditioning will maintain a more polished look.
By following these simple care instructions, you can help ensure that your 0770 handmade accessory made from Tuscan vegetable-tanned leather stays in great condition for years to come. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you again for choosing our product!