Category: Understanding about Leather

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INTERNATIONAL TREND TO USE GOAT LEATHER FOR HANDBAGS

Have you noticed? Brands have been going crazy in the past few seasons with goats. They are using goat skins extensively and Italian tanneries such as Russo di Cassandrino have been producing goat skins at full throttle. Why is this? What is the sudden change of heart? Talking with professionals in the industry, the main […]

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VEGETABLE TANNING VS CHROME TANNING

VEGETABLE TANNING (AND WET WHITE) Vegetable tanning is a tanning method that uses natural ingredients such as the bark of chestnut trees to tan the leather. Plant extracts are used for the purpose of tanning in this process. This means the finished product colour is usually warm, rich tones of natural browns. Vegetable tanning is […]

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What is REACH?

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system. Aims REACH has several aims: To provide a high level of protection of human health and the environment from […]

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Understanding about Leather – Glossary

Leather Glossary Aniline (Dyed) Leather: Leather that has been dyed, using aniline dyes, by immersion in dyebath and has not received any surface coating whatsoever. Such leather is not made today and the term has evolved to mean a leather with no surface coating. Antique Grain: A surface pattern of markings or creases, usually irregular, […]