Every Leather Hide arrives at our workshop in its more natural vegetable tanned state as shown below. Our Leather goods are individually handcrafted. Each item is initially hand-cut from a large leather hide. Our designs are carefully thought-up, hand drawn, and then tooled, or burned into the leather using a technique called pyrography. We also use our own special dying, painting, and distressing technique which is a distinct characteristic of Sweet Creek Leather products.
Sweet Creek Leather Products offer a fun and stylish look that's perfect for everyday wear!
Reasons why we choose Full-Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather over all the rest...
"VEGETABLE" Tanned Leather (what we ALWAYS use).
10% of the world's leather
Sustainable. Environmentally friendly.
Uses natural ingredients. Being an entirely Organic material, Vegetable Tanned Leather will change over time. It will age beautifully and grow softer and darker with a natural patina.
Durable and strong. If well cared for it can last several generations.
Has a distinct fragrance. The earthy smell you probably associate with leather is the smell of Vegetable Tanned Leather.
High cost and more timely to process to make. Hides take approximately 6 weeks.
"CHROME" Tanned Leather (what we'll NEVER use)
90% of the world's leather.
Uses harsh chemicals that smell bad (chromium sulfate, acids, etc.)
Wears poorly and can break easily.
Quicker and cheaper to produce.
We Only Use the Best Quality Leather Hides for you Babes...
"Full-Grain" is the highest quality grade of leather money can buy. It comes from the top layer of the hide and includes all of the natural grain. It is more expensive for manufacturers to buy and more difficult for them to work with.
This is reflected in the cost to the consumer.
The natural surface of full grain leather is unique - it tells a story and reveals natural imperfections, marks, and even light brands in the surface. Full grain leather is extremely strong and durable, as the natural grain contains the strongest fibers in the hide.
As full-grain leather ages, rather than wearing out, it burnishes and beautifies, developing a much sought-after patina and unique character that cannot be easily duplicated. Truly, the more you use it, the better it looks and feels.
"Full-Grain" Leather: The best quality of Leather you can get.
"Top-Grain" Leather: Good for upholstery but weaker than Full-Grain.
"Genuine" Leather: Usually the worst quality scraps of Leather on the market.
"Slow Fashion" is about making a deliberate choice to purchase products that are not simply trendy, but also environmentally and ethically driven. It's about choosing QUALITY over quantity and that's what we're about.