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Why Choose Vegetable Tanned Leather?

Vegetable tanning is the oldest, over 5000 years, and the most intricate known process of tannin. Its earliest records can be traced back to ancient Egypt. This, however, was not limited to Egypt, a similar approach to tanning was evident in many countries but with the variation in the materials used for the tanning differed from country to country, ranging from the commonly used chestnut across Europe to the use of oak in the UK. It's a three-step process that uses Phenol, an aromatic and organic compound made with leaves, roots, fruits and extracts from the barks, to tan the leather. The first step is to prep the hides, rehydrate it and eliminate the hair from the hides. In the...

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All You Need to Know About Buffalo Leather

Buffalo leather has an epidermal layer up to three times thick making them extremely strong and durable.  The buffalo hides are not stretched during the tanning process and therefore they are thicker and more resistant to tearing. Full-grain buffalo leather is some of the strongest leather that you can buy.

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All You Need To Know About Vegan Leather

Vegan leather is also known as faux leather – essentially a fake 'leather' material that does not use animal skin. A range of materials can be used to make vegan leather, synthetics like plastic and natural materials such as cork.    Polyvinyl chloride a.k.a PVC and polyurethane (PU) are plastic-based materials that are the most commonly used materials for synthetic leathers. Fake leather is also well known as “pleather” derived from the term plastic leather. These two commonly used synthetic materials, in particular, have raised questions about the safety and dangers of vegan leather to the environment. Very few vegan leathers are made from natural materials although it is possible to find more eco-friendly products made from materials like cork, kelp and even pineapple leaves.   HOW...

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Which Leather is Best for Bags?

There are different types of leather but which one is the best for bags? There are different types of leather for different uses. Top grain, corrected grain, genuine leather, nubuck and suede are all types of different splits from hides used to make different quality and textured leather, but when bags are concerned, which leather is best.

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