These skins are tanned using the same recipe as the harness and bridle leather, but are tanned in tanning drums.
This leather is used for a variety of products such as insoles, dog collars, knife holsters, belts and handbags, and it is an excellent product for leather crafters to use.
Among the various tanning methods, vegetable tanning is the most traditional, most recognizable, natural and environmentally-friendly form of tanning. Kip leather undergoes vegetable drum tanning which achieves a flexible leather with excellent fibre strength and physical properties. It is able to join comfort and look, fashion and tradition, uniqueness and versatility in the product. Vegetable tanned leathers are very versatile and can be used for a variety of products, some of these are very new while others are innovative contemporary twists based on old ideas. Vegetable tanned leather moulds well around objects of all types, giving many opportunities for creativity to the modern designer.