Collection: Vegetable Tanned Cowhide Leather

Qualities of Vegetable Tanned Leather

Vegetable tanning helps to maintain the leather’s density, firmness, and durability, which makes vegetable tanned cowhide leather an excellent choice for use in upholstery and interior design. It’s also a good choice for use in accessories and small leather goods like belts, shoes, wallets, handbags, sandals and more.

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Vegetable and Semi-Vegetable Tanned Cowhide Leather

Vegetable tanning is one of the several leather tanning methods. While each offers its own unique advantages, vegetable leather is known for creating leather that is firm and durable. This makes it a great fit for applications that experience more stress and wear than other types of leather.

The Vegetable Tanning Process

Unlike chrome tanned leathers, vegetable tanned cowhide leather is completely free of chromium and other chemicals often used in the tanning process. Vegetable tanning uses naturally derived organic materials, such as tree bark, leaves, and branches. The resulting colors are typically similar to those found in nature, such as yellows, reds, and browns.

Order Vegetable Tanned Cowhide Leather From United Leather

United Leather offers a wide selection of high-quality vegetable tanned leather for upholstery and other applications in many colors, finishes, and textures. We require no lead times on any of our in-stock items and request only a one-hide minimum. Contact us today to speak to a representative for more information, or browse our selection below.