In the store: tips for spotting craftsmanship details and leather quality

How can you tell if it’s good quality is when you’re looking at it in a store or from a photograph online? Can you tell what kind of leather it is, and if it’s recoverable when you’ve found a hidden gem at a thrift store? In this post, we’ll discuss observable design details so you can make informed decisions. … Read More In the store: tips for spotting craftsmanship details and leather quality

At the tannery or in the workshop: how leather gets finished

Once a cowhide is preserved for long life through tanning, the tannery can choose to apply any number of finishing treatments to it to change, enhance, or obscure its look, feel, or durability. In this post, we walk through some of the finishing options, including coloring, coatings, and waxes, and why they matter. … Read More At the tannery or in the workshop: how leather gets finished

Leather splitting: how cowhide is turned into full grain vs top grain vs genuine vs suede vs bonded leathers

Cowhide is the most common leather, with 67% of leather produced globally. In this post we’ll explain the difference between the structures of cowhide leather: full grain, top grain, genuine, and bonded leathers. … Read More Leather splitting: how cowhide is turned into full grain vs top grain vs genuine vs suede vs bonded leathers