Classic Leather

Oberwerth's vegetable-tanned leather is a natural product and meets the highest ecological standards. It is harmless and free of heavy metals. No varnishes, plastics or similar surface sealants are used. This is the only way to guarantee that this leather is a natural, low-pollutant product. The open-pored and extremely breathable leather is therefore more sensitive to stains than conventional, industrially manufactured leather, but lovers of such leather appreciate the natural patina that results.

Since leather is a natural product, each hide has areas with a fiber structure of varying strength. Depending on the fiber structure, color pigments penetrate more or less deeply into the hide during vegetable tanning. Thus, it can happen that the naturally dyed, chemically untreated and especially not coated natural leather stains when wet, in prolonged and direct contact with fabric and in high humidity. Please be aware of this especially at the beginning of using your bags, the effect will fade after a few weeks. The discoloration should normally come off in the machine as these are water based inks that are used.

The only way we could change this would be to chemically treat (seal) the vegetable tanned leather afterwards. You could also say if we were to botch. However, with our vegetable tanned leathers, the desire to preserve the natural look and pleasant feel of the leather is paramount. This is the only way the bags form their unique patina over time.

These discolorations are therefore rather a quality feature of the bag and the proof that it is really a vegetable tanned bag. They do not represent a defect.

Casual Leather

A milled, full-grain and particularly high-quality thick leather with light pigmentation. Full grain and with a natural whale grain. Made with the best dyes and fatliquors. The leather is of the very highest naturalness. Since it is almost natural in the surface, it captivates with its soft and warm touch.

Light Line - Smooth Leather

A soft and supple semi-aniline cowhide leather, which gets its soft feel through repeated fine processing. It represents a wonderful combination of natural pure aniline and pigmented leather with a stronger color top coat achieved by barrel dyeing. It is durable and easy to clean. Its skin pores are still slightly visible, the leather can still breathe. Slight irregular grain shows the naturalness of the leather. It flatters the hands, is soft and grippy at the same time and still provides a certain protection against stains and liquids.

Hydrophobic leather

In the past, leather was protected against water by greases. In addition, a chemical impregnation was applied before the first use. Hydrophobic leather, on the other hand, is treated during the tanning process so that it is already naturally resistant to water for a longer period of time. The technology for this has existed for several decades, but until now production was limited to material for sturdy boots. However, through improved, modern processes, we have created an elegant, lightweight and particularly high-quality leather. Our hydrophobic leather is as breathable as normal leather but has some improved properties in comparison. Because the material is hydrophobic, it dries faster and provides better heat regulation. Our hydrophobic leather is also visually appealing, because hardly any water marks or stains form on the surface.

Vintage Leather

Vintage leather is a dyed cowhide leather that receives a special pigmentation in a final step. This makes the surface of the leather insensitive and reminiscent of old leather armchairs in smoky back rooms or the furnishings of a classic hotel bar. The light cognac hue of the leather evokes associations with the famous coloring of the North American "Indian Summers". The bags have a wonderful "used look" and a unique character.

Leather is a natural product, and the leather we use is of the highest quality and as natural as can be. Due to these inherent characteristics, the colors of our leathers may vary slightly. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the color.