It takes around six weeks for us at Wickett & Craig to transform a hide into leather. The vegetable tanning process is a masterful mix of tradition, skill and a few state-of-the-art upgrades. We source only the finest North American cattle and set about meticulously preparing them for the tanning, dyeing and finishing processes.
Drum-dyed, fat liquored and hot stuffed, our traditional leathers exhibit a deep, saturated color and supple hand. Recognized for their durability, they only better with age.
Discover the different stages of the vegetable tanning process.
News The Wickett & Craig Story
One of just two remaining vegetable tanneries in the U.S., Wickett & Craig has mastered the art of leather making.
Heritage Leather With Character
Instinct, skill, traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art upgrades—more than a 150 years of heritage live inside our central Pennsylvania headquarters.
Craft A Traditional Method
Vegetable Tanning is at the core of Wickett &Craig. The process—a time-honored tradition—is natural, environmentally-friendly and produces leathers of superior quality.
News Esquivel x Florsheim
With leathers by Wickett & Craig, a special collaboration between one of fashion’s favorite footwear designers and a standard-bearer of American style.