Your beautiful Tribe Alive leather goods have been vegetable-tanned. Vegetable-tanning is an ancient and eco-friendly process used as an alternative to other practices used at tanneries around the world. Instead of using harsh chemicals to treat our leather, we use natural matter like tree bark, wood, leaves, fruit, and roots. This process honors the environment and our makers alike.

Since leather is a natural material, each bag will vary slightly in texture and color. We love the way each piece wears differently, revealing unique characteristics. To keep each piece shiny and new, follow the steps below.


  1. Mix one part leather conditioner with one part water in a small bowl
  2. Use a damp cloth to apply conditioner in a circular motion. Let this sit for a few minutes
  3. Wipe with a clean, dry cloth