Ox Gear is a leather product in its feel & flexibility. Each piece has a very thin piece of nylon, then is coated with the leather like product. It was originally used in industrial belts, then marketed to equine & pet industries by a U.S. company.
Ox Eco Hide washes with soap & water, but no saddle soaps or other maintenance is required. We’ve even heard in West Virginia where everything gets stained from the orange clay on the racetrack, that trainers put there bridles in the dishwasher. (they must come out clean with no problems)