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Use of Leather Through Time
Humanity has used animal hides since the Paleolithic, for clothing as well as mobile shelters such as tipis and wigwams, and household items. Since ancient times, hides have also been used as a writing medium, in the form of parchment. Hominids without fur would have needed leather clothing to survive outside the tropics in mid-latitude […]
Properties of Leather
The physical properties which make leather a unique and valuable material for upholstery purposes include: High tensile strength The tensile strength of leather is the tensile strain of leather until it tears. The tensile strength is very different in the longitudinal and transverse direction of the leather skin. Leather with higher fat content has a […]
What are the Best Exotic Leathers for Men’s Wallets?
As much as we hear about women’s handbags in the world of high fashion, you might think that handbags were the only major use for exotic leather for fashion accessories. However, women aren’t the only ones who want to have high-quality, fashionable accessories. Many designers underestimate the market for men’s accessories such as wallets. Men […]
Why Python Skin is a Perfect Choice for Making Garments.
There are many challenges in making an exotic leather garment for high-fashion clientele. First, you usually want to minimize paneling, so you need a large skin. Second, the leather needs to be soft and flexible so it’s comfortable to wear. Flexibility also helps to minimize the appearance of crease or stretch marks in the skin […]
Can You Use Caiman Skin on Your Next Pair of Sneakers?
Sometimes referred to as Colombian crocodiles are smaller than the alligator and the Nile crocodile. They are widespread in Central and South America where farmers rear them for skins and meat. A person new to exotic hides can easily confuse caiman leather for Nile crocodile or American alligator skin. The main standout feature that sets […]
Different Types of Leather and their Characteristics
Pure Aniline Extremely soft hand or feel. Naked to the touch. Offers no resistance to staining and soiling from body oils and liquids Hides are aniline dyed al the way through for final color Only 3% to 5% of raw material in the world is acceptable for making Pure Anilines Shade variation common from hide […]
Why Do You Think Alligator Leather is Most Sought After in The Motorcycle Industry!
There are many reasons why American alligator leather is ideal for custom-made motorcycle seats. Here are some of them: #1: Generous working area Alligators can grow to several meters when they reach maturity. Therefore, they provide large skins which can easily complete a small project such as a bike seat cover with minimal cutting […]
How Many of These Leather Terms Did You Know?
Aniline Dyed: Leather that has been through-dyed by immersion in a dyebath and has not received any coating of pigment finish. Aniline: Stained Leather that has been stained by brushing, padding, or spraying and has not received any coating of pigmented finish. Belly: The part of the hide covering the underside and the upper part of the legs […]
Chamars – The Leather Workers Of Agra And Their Fascinating Hisory In Mughal India
Fashion is a statement you set for yourself, and you can choose to stay warm in style too. One of the things you can choose to wear is leather jackets, which will not only give you comfort but also keep you warm and in style. Humans started wearing animal skin as a way to keep […]
Top 5 Best Exotic Leathers to Use for Belts
Exotic leathers can help turn a simple, even boring accessory into an integral part of a fashion statement, a focal point to help make sure that the entire outfit works as a whole Yet, belts are treated as an afterthought by some designers, rather than as a complement to fashion design. When you’re creating bold […]
Towards a Minimalist lifestyle – Waste Management
How did Solutions Create the Problems Isn’t it strange that in this relentless march towards ‘progress’ and ‘evolution’, we acquire & accumulate goods, while simultaneously seeking ‘Better’ and ‘Newer’ and in our bid to fill all those gaping holes in our lives we never look at the overflowing garbage that has choked up the beautiful […]
How it works : The process by which leather is manufactured
Ever wondered the leather used at Saddles India is manufactured? Read on.
Know your Leather : The different types of leather used for upholstery across the world
Although similar in composition and style, the innate details of texture and feel of leather vary and when it comes to picking the right kind to adorn for the seats of your most prized automobile, you always want to be sure of the type of leather you use. Different varieties have different characteristic properties, quality […]
From Italy to India : Why Saddles prefers genuine Italian leather over any other varieties
At Saddles India, we believe that quality is the most important facet of all our products and is ingrained in the ethos of our brand. The grade and grain of leather we use directly impacts the finish, sheen and durability of all our leather seat upholstery designs. It is for this exact reason that we […]
10 amazing facts about leather that you didn’t know
How well do you know your leather? The leather industry is one of the oldest industries in the world and has existed for thousands of years. The main reason for this is the toughness, resistance, abundance and versatility of an age-old product. Apart from their regular uses in apparel, footwear and accessories, leather has also […]
History of leather in India
Leather goods and products have always been used by man for many millennia as a tool of luxury, protection, comfort, utility, fashion, and warmth. The Indian love affair with this highly versatile and useful material dates back almost five thousand years. Today, Leather is still regarded as a symbol of prestige and well-being. Mashak’s ( […]