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 basics: what it is, how it’s made, and what it’s used for

Often called mankindโ€™s “first fabric,” leather has been considered a fine and treasured material since the beginning of history and across nearly all cultures and peoples around the globe. In this kick-off to our leather learning series, we go through a broad overview of what leather is, how it’s made, and why it’s important.… Read More Leather basics: what it is, how it’s made, and what it’s used for