Leather – The Nature of the Beast
• The very nature of the beast (no pun intended) makes imperfection in the basic skin (which was used to make your leather garment) inevitable.
• The leather tanner’s job is to treat and color the hide (a process similar to a woman applying make up to her skin) to even out the look and tone.
• Keep in mind that time and cleaning will eventually effect these treatments (the same way washing your face removes make-up) revealing the actual condition of the animal hide.
• That is why your cleaner will often recommend recoloring after cleaning. This is process is just what it sounds like – a redying/spraying of the garment to replace the finish that is naturally lost over time.