Leather tanning with vegetable methods is a more environmentally friendly, creative, and handmade option. We explain how to tan leather with Mimosa hostilis.


  1. The chemistry and tradition behind Mimosa hostilis tanning
  2. How to extract the tannins from Mimosa hostilis?
  3. Step by step: Tanning the vegetable with Mimosa hostilis
  4. One last tip: How to preserve the fur with Mimosa hostilis


Mimosa hostilis extract has ideal properties for tanning leather. This is known by some craftsmen, traders, researchers and artists, however, the information available is limited. To explore this use further, we took the time to interview experts, consult sources and share this technique with you. Would you try it?

As with textile dyeing , using Mimosa tenuiflora (syn.) can be a more environmentally friendly

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