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Does Leather Shrink When Wet

From clothing to furniture and seat covers for your vehicle; leather can be found everywhere. No doubt leather is a durable material that can stand the test of time but being tough doesn’t mean that it can handle any damage caused by weather. 

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1/14/2021 5:26 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
Does Leather Burn?

If you go out to buy a leather jacket or search for one online, you’d be surprised to see the overwhelming number of types and finishes of the leather. So in order to know better, we must answer the question “How can you tell if it's real leather?” before addressing whether it burns or not.

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1/13/2021 10:23 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Leather Patina

Someone once said that there’s beauty in aging and we’re 100% sure that they were talking about leather. You must have heard people say about leather that with time it gets better. Well, just the real leather, not all. It is because leather comes from animal skin and with each exposure to the sun, water, heat, smell and air, it develops a personality, a character.

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12/21/2020 5:14 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Bonded Leather?

When you combine real and fake leather, the innovative product that comes into being is called bonded leather. Big companies manufacturing fashion leather jackets and bags often sell or throw away the leftover scraps that are later obtained by smaller companies.

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12/9/2020 8:18 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Calfskin Leather?

A baby cow is what calfskin comes from. It is popular in the fashion industry as the leather coming from a calf is soft and smooth. Due to the size of the animal that it comes from, there is no comparison of calf leather with cowhide.

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12/9/2020 6:49 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What is Chrome Leather?

Chrome leather is actually the leather that goes through a special kind of tanning using chemicals, salts and acids. Due to all these elements, it is one of the most toxic methods of leather tanning.

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12/9/2020 5:55 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
 What Is Top Grain Leather?

Top grain may sound like it is the top quality leather, which may be true to some extent but the real meaning is actually different. It is the refined version of full grain leather but unlike this one, the top grain is sanded and buffed to remove imperfections and bring uniformity to the final product.

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12/7/2020 8:47 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Full Grain Leather?

Leather in all its forms and types is simply amazing but people have different preferences when it comes to a leather costume. Some buy it for warmth, others purely for fashion purposes. Hence it is important to know the difference between full-grain, top-grain, bonded, split, sheepskin and corrected leather etc.

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12/7/2020 7:53 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Italian Leather?

Italian leather definitely has something to with Italy and Italian people. Since the beginning of the leather industry, Italians have been using particular methods for tanning and sanding of real leather. Hence, the leather that is tanned in Italy is commonly known to be Italian leather. 

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12/4/2020 6:36 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What is Kangaroo Leather?

Kangaroos are found in a great number in the land of Australia. Hundreds of kangaroos are used to produce Leather every year and Italy is one of the greatest importers of this type of leather.

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12/4/2020 5:21 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
 What Is Bovine Leather

Bovine is a Latin word that actually means cow but bovine leather not only comes from a cow but any animal from the family of Bovine. Animals such as domestic cattle, bison, African buffalo, the water buffalo, and the four-horned and spiral-horned antelope are used in the making of Bovine leather.

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12/4/2020 4:19 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
 What Is Bicast Leather

Thanks to modern technology, we are able to split layers of a hide with so much ease and effectiveness without damaging the leather. Top-grain and full-grain and two of the strongest layers of a hide, other than that, the underneath layers come together to form Bicast leather.

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12/3/2020 8:56 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Genuine Leather

What comes to your mind when you hear the word leather? Tough, rugged, durable and warm right? Well, let us tell you that all these characteristics might be true depending on the type of leather that is in question.

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9/22/2020 8:46 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Nappa Leather

A leather product consisting of a higher grade of full grain leather are usually characterized as nappa leather. It is known to have a softer feel which is one of the reasons for its wide use in clothing as well as furniture, bags and shoes.

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9/15/2020 4:13 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What is Vegan Leather

Vegan leather basically contains ingredients that don't have anything to do with the animal skin. So long story short, faux and vegan leather are the same at so many levels.

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9/11/2020 4:57 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Suede Leather?

Suede leather usually comes from the underside layer of the animal skin. It is one of the most popular types of leathers as the quality of this one is different from others.

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9/10/2020 5:27 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Cowhide Leather?

Unbleached skin and hair of a cow before any tanning process, in its most natural form, is called cowhide leather. Although it sounds exciting but before any tanning process, it might not be suitable for wearing.

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9/10/2020 4:13 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Nubuck Leather

The top grain of the animal hide is used in the making of nubuck leather which is why it’s more durable as compared to suede. Both have a similar feel to it but the difference mostly lies in the characteristics.

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9/9/2020 8:52 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What is Sheep Leather

For all the leather lovers, you may already know about this wonderful type of leather that is used in the making of lightweight jackets and gloves. As compared to all other types of leather, this one is mostly used for women leather goods.

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9/9/2020 7:16 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Vegetable Tanned Leather

Real leather is obtained from animal skin after which it goes through an intense process to make it more durable and long-lasting. Those procedures vary depending on the end result that the manufacturers are aiming for. Tanning is one of the main elements that makes or breaks the leather product.

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6/3/2020 4:36 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What is Brain Tanned Leather

Obtaining the brain tanned leather from wild animals such as deer is an old yet genius method. Native Americans back in early times used this process due to the lack of modern tanning techniques. Even today, with so many unique and comparatively easy tanning procedures, some of the native Americans stick to their original ways.

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6/2/2020 7:28 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Aniline Leather

Aniline is one of the favourite types of leathers used by fashion brands as it is dyed using soluble dyes. There is no uniform surface of insoluble pigmented sealant formed during its dying process which makes it unique.

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6/2/2020 4:11 PM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
What Is Latigo Leather

Leather in its all-natural form is hardly ever used in the making of long-lasting products such as jackets, bags or shoes. Natural leather is extremely delicate and cannot bear the test of time which is why it goes through the tanning process.

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6/1/2020 12:00 AM By Afsheen Comments Leather Guides
How is a Leather Jacket Made

Turning a piece of leather into a fashion leather jacket takes time and goes through a rigorous process. A natural material turns into something wearable. A fashion leather jacket made at a large scale manufacturer is much different in its creation than one that isn’t made in bulk. Although creating a fashion leather jacket in bulk is much cheaper, it takes out the love and the detail that goes into creating a personalized product. The best kind of brands tend to create each product individually using traditional processes.

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5/22/2018 3:46 PM By Kinza Raheel Comments Leather Guides
What Linings Are Used For Leather Jackets

Most leather jackets are designed with lining. Why is that? Lining is used to protect the leather jacket. It gives your leather jacket the advantage of absorbing sweat which means you’ll dry your leather jacket fewer times. It is also used to give the leather jacket more shape, comfort and weight in order to fit you perfectly.

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5/11/2018 3:19 PM By Kinza Raheel Comments Leather Guides
Is Your Leather Jacket Waterproof

When you invest in a leather jacket, you want to be as careful as you can in order to let it last as long as possible; sometimes forever. A good leather jacket costs a lot of money and you wouldn't want to throw it out because you didn’t know how to take care of it.

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5/2/2018 4:07 PM By Kinza Raheel 0 Comments Leather Guides
How Does Leather Age

Old is gold, right? That’s the case with leather as well. The older it gets, the more character it starts to develop. New leather is great too. It is extremely comfortable and is perfect for jackets. However, old leather has some unique advantages that develop with time. It develops a darker color and finish over time.

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4/30/2018 6:01 PM By Kinza Raheel Comments Leather Guides
Why are leather jackets so expensive

Follow this guide to learn why leather jackets are SO expensive. To your surprise, leather jackets are expensive not “just because” but due to very explicit reasons!.

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5/14/2017 2:18 PM By Kinza Raheel Comments Leather Guides

Leather obsession is real. Here’s a test to find out if you’re crazy about leather. Leather is addictive and we won’t judge you if you show signs of leather addiction.

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5/8/2017 8:01 PM By Kinza Raheel Comments Leather Guides
How to tell fake leather from real leather

Leather is beautiful and understanding it is an art. Not everyone has the expertise of identifying full-grain, top-grain, genuine or real leather. You need to learn certain tips and tricks to understand fake leather from real leather.

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3/21/2017 8:29 PM By Kinza Raheel Comments Leather Guides
How to Identify Types of Leather

Leather is very attractive. The smell is extremely addictive too. This simple guide will teach you the 5 types of leather and you will no longer need an expert. 

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3/13/2017 9:26 PM By Kinza Raheel Comments Leather Guides

Leather jackets may be a bit confusing to differentiate. You may not be able to tell the difference unless you take a slight lesson. Let’s prepare you to answer what types of leather jackets are there.

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