Vegetable-tanned leather is tanned using tannins and other ingredients found in vegetable matter, tree bark, wood, leaves, fruits, and roots. Color of the tanned hide is brown. The shade of brown depends on the color of the hide and the tanning components. Vegetable tanned hides can be dyed and tooled.
Mineral tanned leather is tanned with yes, minerals. Mineral tanning is used on many soft supple, garment weight leathers like we use in lining.
Latigo leather is bovine leather that is combination tanned. First it is chrome tanned, then it is vegetable tanned. This leather is exceptionally strong and durable. Originally used for horse gear such as reins, stirrups, tie downs and lace. After tanning, sides are drum dyed, then dipped in hot oils and waxes then hand rubbed to a beautiful finish.