Characteristics: The structures and “blemishes” of the leather is clearly visible. The surface seems “natural / untreated”. Hair follicles are clearly visible and open. Strongly absorbent. The color whitish / yellowish can be sensed even when the leather is dyed with other colors. The thickness of this leather can far exceed the thickness of chromium tanned leather (common furniture leather).
To for example, Chesterfield furniture the thickness is significantly lower than to non-upholstered furniture.
Somewhat sensitive to light but slightly less sensitive than aniline.
Vegetable tanned leather is the classic furniture leather, and it can be tanned with very different tannins. There are used both bark , seeds, leaves and roots from various plants and trees, for example. oaks.
Vegetable tanned leather usually has no real surface protection, and is therefore very susceptible to spills and sticky fingers.
Vegetable-tanned leather is used for English Chesterfield furniture. It is expensive to manufacture; the tannins are expensive and the process is slow.
Vegetable-tanned leather can be pressed into shape, or one can paint on it, gild it or make ornamentation in it.
One of the reasons that this type of leather is not very sensitive to light is that the leather will darken from sunlight (The tannins darkens).
Vegetable leather is treated with EFFEKT Leatherbalm, best of all before the object is used. This is your best option to avoid spills and sticky fingers on these articles. If your item already have gotten spots or blotches on, you can use EFFEKTIV Care & Clean to help reduce and equalize (smoothen) spots and blotches.
With regular use of EFFEKTIV Care & Clean you can prevent damage from perspiration, cooking oil and the like.