Animals are raised for the meat, dairy and wool industries, and their hides,
instead of being discarded, undergoes a very complex process of tanning which
in turn produces a very versatile and durable material called leather. In short,
Leather is a clever creation that brings utility to something which would have
otherwise rotted and gone waste.
Leather is mainly made of sheep, goat, cow and buffalo skin and used chiefly in the shoe,
garment, bag and furniture industry. Depending on the application and softness required,
skins can be shaved or split to required thickness. For upholstery, cow leather and
sometimes buff leather is the most popular choice.
Depending on the end usages and the quality of skin, the following finishes can be given to leather during tanning:
The thickness of a hide determines how well it drapes
and how long it lasts.
Grading is done as A,B,C,D or 1,2,3,4. Typically A-B or 1-2 goes
for aniline finish, C-D or 3-4 goes for semi-aniline finish and so on.
In all the processes discussed so far, leather can be finished
with a natural grain or a printed grain. Natural grain means uneven grain structure,
which has its own beauty. But many people look for uniform grain,
which is achieved by plating/printing/embossing on the skin before
the final finish.
Our leather will feature durability and strength that will last for years to come, even in high traffic areas. A perfect combination of tanning
and finishing techniques creates unique finishes that will showcase the natural beauty of our upholstery leather.These soft and supple cowhides
are also ideal for chaps, garments, handbags and other leather goods.