Tanned with Trees
For thousands of years, leather was tanned with vegetable tannins that come from trees, in a process that took months called vegetable-tanning. In fact, the word "tannin" derives from the Old German word "fir" (tree). In an effort to make the tanning process cheaper and faster, 90% of leather on the market today is tanned with chrome instead, which leave behind harmful chemical deposits. ASHR leather is vegetable-tanned only, a natural alternative that helps save the planet.