WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE PURCHASING OUR LEATHERS?

The Stages of Transformation

  • Liming (Removing Hair)
  • Splitting
  • Tanning (Preservation using Chromium Salts)
  • Re-Tanning – dyeing of crusts for the intended base color
  • Correction (buffing out defects, adding stucco, printing a grain)
  • Finishing
    • Pigmenting (opaque paint as on your car)
    • Aniline Finishes (dye as in coloring fabric)
    • Addition of oils and/or waxes for
    • Pull Up and double tone effects
    • Buffing for Nubuck effects
    • Hand Antiquing
  • Milling – Tumbling in rotating drums for softness

Liming

Wet-Blues

Splitting

Retanning

Wet-Blues

Application of Pigment

Applying Oils & Waxes

Buffing Stucco from the Hide

Embossing the Grain Print

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