Beginner's Guide To Types Of Leather
Understand the types of leather and learn how to care for your leatherware
As early as 2200 BC, leather has always been a prized material used for footwear, clothes, accessories and tools due to its durability and natural insulating properties. Fast forward to today, leather is a highly sought-after material, utilised in many luxurious accessories such as bags and shoes crafted by major fashion houses.
Genuine leather is made from animal hides and there are variations in material properties such as durability, look and feel. As such, there is much for craftsmen to consider to ensure that the final product is long-lasting and aesthetically attractive. Here's a quick guide to commonly used leather types and their various characteristics.