Leather

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.

 

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.

 

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.