vegetable tan

Submitted by Kyle on 12/22/00. ( ) 198.243.53.188

I'm thinking about sending a couple of my capes to a tannery. They said they use a tanning method called vegetable tanning. I'm not familiar with this type of tan and was wondering if their are any draw backs to this procedure. Are there any odors with this tan, does it have a long life, stretch, clean looking? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Good tan - but not for Taxidermy!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 12/22/00. ( rittel@ici.net ) 207.180.21.24

Kyle - vegetable tans are excellent leather tans - but the impurities in them add color. It's desirable and accepted in the leather industry, but as a Taxidermy tan, you will also get some discoloration to your fur or hair. My advice - don't do it!


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