“Tanning” is a word that frequently appears as a basic knowledge of leather. When written in kanji, it is written as"tan", but what does it mean? I will explain in detail the first process of making leather products.
Leather has a habit of using different kanji for"skin"and"leather". The difference is..."skin"literally means"animal skin". It cannot be used as a product in its original state.
Leather, which is in the state of"skin", has hair and dirt remaining, and if left as it is, it will rot or become hard due to the loss of moisture, so"tanning"is necessary.
By binding the tanning agent to the fibers of the leather to prevent deterioration, the quality of the leather is stable.
This tanning agent is mainly composed of plant-derived ingredients"tannin"and basic sulfuric acid"chromium".
In the past, there were tanning methods using salt and oil, but most of the leather on the market is tanned with"tannin"and"chrome".
At anshare, we purchase and manufacture leather that has finished tanning, so we do not tan it at the store.
Each piece of leather undergoes a different tanning process, so the leather changes slightly over time.
Please ask our staff carefully how it will change over time.