What´s the differnce between hide and leather?
Simply put: leather is tanned hide (skin) , which is treated so that its natural strength and elasticity are preserved. Tanning yields material that is durable while being pliable - with natural ability to breathe. Leather has an incredible ability to become more beautiful with time. It´s one of the few materials in the fashion industry whose fragrance is an essential part of a quality experience. No wonder we like what we do. What we call hide is leather from smaller animals such as goats, lambs, calves, or pigs. Both words mean more or less the same thing.
Types of leather:
Grain leather: Leather whose hair side (grain) is removed. Examples of grain leather are corrected grain, nappa, and nubuck.
Embossed grain: Grain leather that´s embossed so that it has a patternsuch as alligator.
Nappa: Grain leather from smaller animals, such as goats, lambs, calves, or pigs.
Nubuck: Grain leather that´s slightly abraded to yield a very fine, smooth pile.
Split: The layer of the skin facing inward on the animal. Separated from the grain side on a splitting machine. Examples of split leather are coated split and suede.
Suede: A special leather in which the inside is turned outside and roughened to get a velvet-likesurface.
Coated split leather: Split leather coated with urethane - or embossed with a pattern so that it looks like patterned grain leather, such as alligator, snake, and ostrich.
Bonded leather: Also known as reconstituted or blended leather. Consists of scraps and fibers that are bonded back into larger pieces using a bonding agent. The mixture maycontain between 60 and 99 percent organic leather.
What´s the part´s purpose?
Stomach: Here we get somewhat smaller but fine pieces that fit well into smaller bags, wallets, and other leather products.
Neck: Here the skin is the thickets and most durable, which is perfect for belts, The rectangular shape is also well suited for belts.
Back: Here the skin is strong and durable (like at the neck) and suitable for belts. This shape also minimizes spillage.
Side: Here it´s possible to get out larger pieces that fit well into bags. From bits on the edges , we make wallets and other small leather products.