We are excited to announce our newest leather color: Natural. This full grain 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 in which a unique patina develops based on your individual use. Keep reading to learn more or click below to see the collection.
A BLANK SLATE FOR A PATINA MADE BY YOU
NATURAL, AGE-OLD PROCESS
Vegetable-tanned leather is created using natural tannins and plant-based extracts. It is environmentally-friendly and more time-consuming than other, modern tanning methods. The result is a light-colored, unadulterated hide.
This is where you come in.
GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME
For each unique story, this leather provides the blank slate to begin. Natural leather starts out in an antique white color with subtle pink tones, but this is just the beginning. Over time the leather will develop a rich, golden patina that's unique to you.
WILL IT STAY THE SAME COLOR?
No, natural leather will change color over time as it develops a patina. We encourage you to leave your mark! Leave it in the sun, use it heavily, you'll love the changes the leather takes on over time.
CAN IT BE CONDITIONED?
Yes, it can. If you will be conditioning leather, please note that it's best to seamlessly treat the entire product at once. Regular conditioning will slow the development of the patina, whereas little to no conditioning will speed up the process.
DOES IT REQUIRE MAINTENANCE?
A patina does not mean damage. Leather is tough and does withstand time, but here a few maintenance tips to help keep your item looking tip-top: Use a soft cloth for cleaning, condition occasionally, store the item in a cool, dry place.