Category Archives: Leather Industry

“Journey of Leather” – How Leather Is Made?

Leatherworking is one of the oldest forms of craft. Though traditional mechanization has made leather tanning less labor intensive. However, it still requires a series of time and energy consuming treatments, with the whole purpose of altering the protein structure of the skin to increase its durability, texture and appearance. After the hide is cured […]

From Hide To Home – How Is Leather Made?

Leather working is one of the oldest forms of craft. Though traditional and lengthy, mechanization has made the process less labor intensive now.  However, it still consists of a series of time and energy consuming treatments, with the whole purpose of altering the protein structure of the skin to increase its durability, texture and appearance. […]

Leather Tanning – India’s Varied Leather Centers

The Indian Leather industry has a huge domestic market and also great potential for exports. The export market for leather and leather products have increased over the past decades and touched to around US$ 5.91 billion during 2013-14, recording a growth rate of about 14.77% in 5 years. Let’s take a detailed look at the […]

Full Grain vs. Top Grain Leather

Ever wondered what is the difference between Full-Grain and Top-Grain leather? After all, they sound similar, but the price differential between similar products that just differ in leather composition are huge! Why the disparity? The strongest and most durable part of the hide of an animal is just below the hair. The grain pattern in […]

Real Vs Fake – How To Distinguish Between Genuine And Faux Leather

Leather is a popular material of choice for many products. And that’s for some well defined reasons. Leather is durable, easy to maintain and when treated and coated well, it is usually stain-proof and waterproof as well. Leather also gives off a classy and luxurious feel. However due to the high cost of genuine leather […]

7000 Years of Leather Lovin’

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It’s no secret that leather is the king of all materials. Throughout history, it has occupied pride of place. Texts as ancient as Homer’s Iliad contain references to tanning, corroborating the antiquity of the leather-making process. From the ancient Egyptians to the Romans, almost every civilisation in human history has made use of the indispensable […]

How to Take Care of Leather Furniture: Part 2

While leather has impressive longevity compared to other fabrics, it too needs care. This can be easily achieved with a set of techniques to ensure your leather furniture will be a lifelong companion. In Part 1 of this series, we shared 3 indispensable guidelines to care for your leather furniture to keep it looking stunning. […]

How to Take Care of Leather Furniture (Part 1)

Leather furniture is something that stays with you forever, provided you take adequate care. Popular opinion dictates that fabric provides better value because of the misconceptions attached to leather for its sleek veneer. This gives off the impression that leather furniture is catered only to wealthy customers, something that couldn’t be further away from the […]

India’s Fascination with Leather

India has always been known as a country sharing a close and intimate relationship with leather. Today, it accounts for close to 13% of the world’s leather production, ranking second in the world. Leather has marked itself as an indispensable industry for India, emerging as one of the top five foreign exchange contributors in our […]

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