How to identify real leather - A wolf among sheep – Lastwolf Store

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Genuine leather is made from the skin of animals, often cows, sheep, goats, and many others. Leather must be tanned to prevent decomposition and become usable leather. This is done in a tannery. There are several types of tanning processes, chrome tanning and vegetable tanning are the most popular.

Used in a wide variety of items, (from clothing to furniture) genuine leather can last for a long time and generally gains a nice patina as it ages. If properly cared, leather can last between 10 and 20 years or even more. Genuine leather is difficult to tear or puncture, and it is also much more breathable than most artificial or recovered leathers, which can begin to crack and buckle in just a few years.

 

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Recycled or recovered leather is obtained by a mechanical process from the grinding of the leather retaining of the leather goods, upholstery, and saddlery industries until it is converted into a fiber. A resin (based on latex) is added to this process, which allows the perfect and homogeneous union of the pieces. The mixture is spread on a support that functions as a lining. Finally, it is finished and pigmented so that it has the texture and feel of natural skin. The closest thing to genuine leather, but without a doubt, much cheaper but not genuine or real leather.

 

Leather scrap

 

 

Its visible or external part is made of polyurethane, with certain reliefs that come to resemble real leather, with an internal or intermediate layer of fabric. The back is the area where it does have real leather fibers, in a percentage that can vary according to the manufacturer and applying similar procedures to those that paper pulps are subjected to for their manufacture. Some products made with recycled leather can fool even the most knowledgeable in the leather industry.

 

regenerated leather

 

We must be clear about that from the beginning. It is created under the idea that at least from an aesthetic point of view, it can be confused with genuine or real leather, but without being it. 

 

Recovered leather

 

One of the determining aspects that make the difference in terms of regenerated leather is that if it is worn or scratched, its appearance is very unpleasant while genuine leather does not present this problem and rather its aesthetics is pleasant with an aged appearance when this wear or scratch happens on its surface.

At Lastwolf®️ we are proud of our heritage of using the best natural leathers and offering the highest quality in tannery processes, maintaining the ancient tradition of using top genuine leather. A guarantee that we can offer you and that keeps us as leaders in the manufacture of leather jackets.

 

Fine leather

 

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