This is called the tanning process!
The leather that your bag is made from has been tanned.
No - not at a tanning studio!!
Tanning converts animal skin to leather.
In 1858 mineral tanning was developed. This makes chrome tanned leather thinner, softer and more ﬂexible than vegetable tanned leather – the heavy stuff - mostly used for Equestrian products, bridles, saddles, harness and much more of your everyday leather products!
It also allows the skins to be dyed into a huge range of colours making them preferable for clothing, bags, shoes, gloves, furniture and many more items. Today 90% of skins are chrome tanned.
Your handbag/accessories will last many years, just remember to feed it every so often!