Wet white

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Wet white tanning refers to organic tanning methods. The biosynthetics used to tan the leather, which result in a semi-finished leather that looks white-tinted.

This fairly new method of tanning has been gaining popularity, partially due to increased concern for water treatment systems and the environment.

Wet White versus Wet Blue[edit]

Wet Blue is the tanning process where chromes are used to process the leather from raw hide to finished leathers. This process causes the semi-finished leather to look blue-tinted.

The off-cuts from wet white tanned leather in the form of shavings can be recycled or used as fertiliser, in contrast to wet blue tanning methods.