LEATHER TYPES

TYPES & QUALITIES

Below you will find an overview of the different types of leather, their properties and special features.

ANILINE LEATHER

ANILINE LEATHER

Aniline leather is also one of the very good types of leather. Aniline leather is a natural leather that is completely dyed with soluble, mostly vegetable dyes.

The coloring ensures that the natural character such as the formation of scars and pores is preserved and remains visible.

The name aniline leather comes from the originally used dyes based on aniline. Aniline leather is often used to make bags, accessories and saddles.

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BUFFALO LEATHER

Buffalo leather

Buffalo leather is subordinate to the generic term cow leather, but it is significantly larger-pored than cow leather. Buffalo is often used for the production of travel bags, upholstered furniture or car seats.

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GENUINE LEATHER

GENUINE LEATHER

Genuine leather (or leather, also called real leather) is an umbrella term for animal hides whose natural fibers are still present. Products that are glued in several strips may not be called leather or genuine products.

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CALFSKIN

The calf is the cow's young animal. As a calf, any animal that is less than one year old and has not yet weighed 150 kg. Tanners refer to the calf's leather as fur. In contrast to cattle where the leather is called hide. Due to its evenness and strength, calfskin is regarded as particularly high-quality leather. In contrast to the leather of adult animals, it has a much finer grain. The finer grain is created by the narrower hair pores in the calf, which are distributed over a larger area in the adult cattle.

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CALFSKIN

The calf is the cow's young animal. As a calf, any animal that is less than one year old and has not yet weighed 150 kg. Tanners refer to the calf's leather as fur. In contrast to cattle where the leather is called hide. Due to its evenness and strength, calfskin is regarded as particularly high-quality leather. In contrast to the leather of adult animals, it has a much finer grain. The finer grain is created by the narrower hair pores in the calf, which are distributed over a larger area in the adult cattle.

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SADDLE LEATHER

Saddle leather is a little thicker than normal leather and is therefore much stronger. Of course when you hear the term saddle leather you think of saddle. However, saddle leather (also called bare leather) is used in many other areas such as accessories, furniture or bags.

Saddle leather is characterized by robustness and resistance, is also relatively light and weather-resistant. Saddle leather is also known for developing a particularly beautiful patina over time.

Saddle leather is one of the best leather qualities.

We source our leather from the best English tanneries such as Sedgwick & Co.

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SUEDE

Suede is one of the types of suede. Suede is sanded on the surface, which gives it a soft and warm character. Other suede are e.g. Nubuck leather or suede.

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GOAT LEATHER

After cowhide and sheepskin, based on the production volume, goatskin comes directly because of its high availability. Similar to lamb leather, goatskin is light, soft and supple. Goatskin is much more robust than e.g. Sheepskin as it has no fat deposits

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GOAT LEATHER

After cowhide and sheepskin, based on the production volume, goatskin comes directly because of its high availability. Similar to lamb leather, goatskin is light, soft and supple. Goatskin is much more robust than e.g. Sheepskin as it has no fat deposits

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GOAT LEATHER

After cowhide and sheepskin, based on the production volume, goatskin comes directly because of its high availability. Similar to lamb leather, goatskin is light, soft and supple. Goatskin is much more robust than e.g. Sheepskin as it has no fat deposits