Premium Vegetable Tanned Kangaroo Leather - Hentley Leather Goods. Handmade in Sydney, Australia

Kangaroo Leather


Sustainable Vegetable Tanned Kangaroo Leather

We hand craft our leather goods using premium Vegetable Tanned Kangaroo Leather. Vegetable Tanned is a traditional form of tanning leather and only 10% of the industry today uses this method. The other 90% use a chrome tanning process that is cost effective and only takes one day. Vegetable tanning is far more time consuming and requires experienced craftsmen to successfully produce the vegetable tanned leather.
Vegetable tanning allows the leather to age naturally. This gives our wallets a beautiful, rich appearance that gets better the more you use it. The leather continuously matures and alters gradually overtime as it develops a unique patina, often becoming darker and more supple. The patina will differ from each piece of leather in the construction of your wallet and also from the way it's handled. The colour of your wallet will become darker and warmer as it ages with you. Don't be afraid of it changing overtime. Keep in mind this is a natural material and the general marks and wear should be embraced.


The Benefits of Kangaroo Leather

Kangaroo Leather is internationally known as one of the strongest, lightweight leathers available. Kangaroo has up to a 59% greater tensile strength than cow leathers at a similar thickness. This alone is why kangaroo is extremely sought after in high performance situations such as high end football boots and motorcycle protective wear.

Why is Kangaroo so unique and sought after?

Every year the government controls the amount of Kangaroos to prevent over population. Unlike cow leathers that come from farmed sources, Kangaroos are sourced from the wild. This natural growth and adaption to the harsh elements of the Australian bush land makes Kangaroo leather one of the most durable and hard wearing leathers available. Souring kangaroo is far more humane than any other international leather manufacturing. Kangaroos avoid inhumane processes like herding, penning and rough transportation as they are sourced instantly in their natural elements.

Taking Care of it

Keeping your wallet in pristine condition is very simple. Remember leather is a natural skin, just like yours, so it needs to be maintained. To find out more about our leather care procedures and basic maintenance simply visit our leather care page by clicking here.


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