Type: Cowhide Leather
Average Hide Size: 12-22 sq ft
Uses: Accessories, footwear, handbags, small leather goods, upholstery/interior design
All the leathers (Full Grain and Corrected Grain) are first dyed via immersion in an aniline dye solution. Through this process aniline dye particles penetrate into the leather, accentuating the natural beauty of the hide. With aniline dyed leather it will vary in color not only within the hide (mottled effect) but also from hide to hide and you have to accept that the hide will display a number of leather's natural hallmarks. Because no other coating or pigment is used, this leather is superbly soft and supple with rich, penetrating color.
Only about 5% of this leather is good enough to be used as is. This kind of leather is called 'Aniline dyed Leather' or 'Unfinished Leather'. And only a soil resistant treatment is applied to the surface.
The rest of the leather needs one or more topical coatings for two reasons: to improve the durability and to make the color more even. The outside face of the hide is coated with a pigmented resin, and then a subsequent clear-coating(for durability). These resins create a film that bonds to the surface of the leather. It's primary goal is to protect the leather, providing wear, stain, and fade resistance. And this leather is called 'Pigmented Leather' or 'Finished Leather'.
Note that even though they are initially dyed with aniline dye they are called 'Pigmented Leather' because of the surface coating with pigment. The 'Pigmented Leather' or 'Finished Leather' does not have that "butter soft" leather feel associated with raw leather. This leather is much less susceptible to fading than 'Aniline dyed Leather' or 'Unfinished Leather'. It is more durable leather than the 'Aniline dyed Leather' or 'Unfinished Leather' and it is often used in situations that require heavy duty characteristics. However, if too much pigment is applied, this will impair the breathing capability of the leather. If it cannot breathe and absorb moisture the leather will dry and crack.
'Pigmented Leather' or 'Finished Leather'may not feature the same softness and suppleness as 'Aniline dyed Leather' or 'Unfinished Leather' leather, but this extra coating of pigment will make it more durable and less susceptible to staining. It's ideal for large households with children or for anywhere that the leather will be getting a lot of use.
1. We are professional in this field for more than 30 years, we also offer excellent leather to many shoe & handbag brands all over the world.
2.We have our own tanneries in China Mainland and Pakistan and Brazil.
3.We participate in the Guangzhou Canton Fair and APLF every year, getting first information on market trends.
4.Our goal is to make business done under Win-Win basic.
We specialize in cow, buffalo, goat & sheep leather. All leather comes from healthy &strong fine grain animals. Hand feel can be super soft to rough & tough. We can make any article in any color. Your demand is our mission.