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  • Payment and Colour Selection Options
    continue shopping Once in our Leather Shop again choose your required colour and quantity as required 3 For payment other than through PayPal we will accept cheques from UK banks UK Postal Orders and UK Banker s drafts only For any other type of payment please contact us Please make your payment payable to Leather Hides UK Ltd and post to 26 Aycliffe Drive Buckshaw Village Chorley PR7 7GD sales

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  • History of Leather Page1
    vary slightly from skin to skin so patterns and colour samples should be regarded only as a guide Leather Types Leather is a collective term for all hides and skins which have been tanned These can come from any type of animal Because it is a by product of the meat industry most leather is produced from cow sheep goat and pigskin There are smaller amounts of deerskin and exotic leathers such as crocodile lizard and the like The majority of leather products are made from cow hide especially in the upholstery and automotive trade s as these provide the skin area needed to cut the largest panels Sheepskin has a soft handle touch feel and is used predominantly for clothing Pig skin is used for clothing especially in its suede form and also in the lining of many types of footwear Quality The quality of leather is determined mainly by the condition of the grain surface In general the hides from poorer countries are less well nourished and less well kept and so have more surface damage such as scars insect bites and disease marks Those from richer countries have a better grain quality and are much cleaner so

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  • History of Leather Page 2
    surface of the hide is too rough to use as it is It then has to be buffed or corrected with prints or embossed and pigments more heavily applied to create a cleaner surface Split Leather The thickness of hides before tanning can vary significantly To obtain a uniform substance the hides are fed through a splitting machine This yields a grain portion and an underneath flesh layer that is called a split Splits need heavy pigmenting and plating printing or embossing to provide a clean surface and so has less of the natural look of a grain leather Suede Nubuck Suede is made predominantly from good quality split which is buffed into a fine napp that gives it the familiar velvety look A similar process is sometimes used on grain leather which can produce an ultra fine sueded finish commonly called nubuck Vegetable Chrome Leather The tanning process more commonly involves the soaking of hides in alkaline chrome salts to preserve them from decay Sometimes vegetable based tanning agents are used instead This creates a less dense and more rigid feel but provides a more traditional look to the leather It also allows for easier crafting and embossing Vegetable

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