We use US sourced, hand dyed, vegetable tanned full grain leather for our leather products. Much information can be found online about grades/quality of different leathers, and we will only express a “nutshell” version here.
Full grain leather is premium and ranks well above top grain, split grain, “genuine”, and bonded leathers. Vegetable tanning is a centuries old process that incorporates vegetable matter such as oak, and typically takes 2 months to complete. Most leather products use a form of tanning called chrome tanning which can be accomplished in one day but has serious implications for the environment and human health of those working in the tannery due to the very harsh chemicals used.
Our leather cat collars feature smooth, supple characteristics with an exceptionally soft, velvety underside for maximum comfort.