Rambler Made exclusively works with Wickett & Craig tannery for all of our vegetable tanned leather goods due to the heritage and quality of the brand and the products they produce.
See the "About Us" from their website:
Founded in 1867, Wickett & Craig is a world premiere vegetable tannery. A labor-intensive method that requires skilled workers, veg-tanning is a natural, eco-friendly process that produces durable, exquisite leathers recognized for their depth of color and rich patina. Simply put our leathers not only endure, but get better with age.
Vegetable tanning is a chemical-free leather tanning process that consists of soaking the hides in vats filled with a blend of natural tannins that include the bark of Mimosa and Quebracho trees. The entire process from prep to tanning, to dying, to drying takes about 6 weeks to complete.
Types of Leather Used:
English Bridle leather is the primary type of leather used for Rambler Made goods. Drum dyed and hot stuffed, English Bridle is smooth, flexible yet durable. It has a soft matte finish, minimizing the amount of scratching that can occur and guarantees a long life for your leather goods.
Occasionally, we offer Traditional Harness leather in limited quantities (follow us at @rambler.made for announcements on its availability). Traditional Harness leather has been “jack glazed”, a process that repeatedly strokes the leather with glass rods which heat the hide through friction and bring up oils to the surface. This results in a beautiful glossy surface that is prone to an extremely satisfying aging process. You will be seeing more of this leather enter the shop in the future, as it is quickly becoming our favorite to work with and carry.