UNDERSTANDING LEATHER TYPES
WHAT IS LEATHER
The British Standards Institute defines leather as follows: “Hide or skin with its original fibrous structure more or less intact, tanned to be imputrescible. The hair or wool may, or may not, have been removed. Leather is also made from a hide or skin that has been split into layers or segmented either before or after tanning.”
TYPES OF LEATHER
So, the natural beauty of High-Quality leather is visible through a Sheer, rich Aniline dye. For the assessment of leather, always use your sense organs (eye and nose) like:
Look at the seams and needle marks, if they seem to be a different color than the garment itself this could mean that the garment is dyed on the surface only, and as we have mentioned above that it must be dyed on both sides i.e., dyed on both sides.
* The garments should smell like leather, not chemicals, so not to be treated with Azo Dye( Nitrogen-containing Dyes) as these are toxic and has been linked to many skin reactions
* Lastly, feel it, must be soft to touch, and smooth, free of any bumps, should flex easily, and should not be stiff and hard to ben