Rustico Blog — Our Leather

Vegetable Tanned Natural Leather

Vegetable Tanned Natural Leather

We are excited to introduce our newest leather color: natural vegetable-tanned. This leather coincides with one of our mantras here at Rustico, which is “leave your mark.” Natural leather starts out as a sort of blank slate on which a unique patina develops based on your individual use.

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The Aging Process of Natural Leather

The Aging Process of Natural Leather

We use hides sourced from American tanneries to make leather goods with a purpose. We remain true to our handmade passion and embrace all wanting to step outside while inviting a rustic and modern element in their homes, offices, and studios. If you’re like us and you love using natural leather products, then you'll fall in love with the weathered and worn look that develops after years of use. We use raw, natural leather that will age and patina over time. What is Patina? Think of an antique item that develops grime, wear and tear. As it rubs against objects...

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Rustico's Leather Cleaner and Protector

Rustico's Leather Cleaner and Protector

My name is Ryan and I work at Rustico in the marketing department. I love working for a company that stands for Authenticity, Craftsmanship, Generosity, and Purpose. As you know, the mission here is to inspire others to live with intention and to leave their mark. A couple of ways I like to leave my mark is by taking summer camping trips, practicing daily journal writing, and visiting old bookshops and museums.   I use my Large Leather Composition Notebook every day which means it’s looking… less than perfect. It holds my notes from work but comes home with me at...

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Leather Cleaning and Care

Leather Cleaning and Care

Rustico leather is made to be rugged. However, the fine handmade quality of our leather products can sometimes be intimidating to people who are reluctant to use their items that have been carefully crafted. Don't be afraid to let your leather scratch and scuff. These are the marks you're leaving by putting your Rustico item to good use. The oils from your skin will also shape the leather’s patina over time. You'll come to love that "used" look that develops as it builds memories with you. There will be times, however, that you'll want to put in a little cleaning...

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