There are many reasons why people want to purchase leather goods. Some may be purchasing for fashion purposes while others might be looking for a new wallet or handbag. Whatever the reason is, you want to make sure that you know what type of quality you are going after and how much it should cost before making your purchase. The following information can help give a person an idea about what they should look for in their next purchase if they intend on buying something made from leather materials. In this article, we will explore
15 Properties of Good Leather
- Durability-the ability to withstand hard use over time without breaking down, becoming brittle, or deteriorating.
- Strength-the ability to resist tearing, splitting, or wear.
- Elasticity-the ability to return to its original shape after being stretched or pulled.
- Abrasion Resistance-the ability to resist being scratched or scraped.
- Weather Resistance– the ability to withstand exposure to sun, rain, or snow without fading, rotting, or becoming brittle.
- Fire Resistance– the ability to resist burning.
- Tear Resistance– the ability to resist being torn apart.
- Impact Resistance– the ability to resist damage from sudden blows or impacts.
- Fading Resistance– the ability to resist losing color when exposed to light.
- Mold and Mildew Resistance– the ability to resist growing mold or mildew.
- Staining Resistance– the ability to resist being stained by liquids, oils, or other materials.
- Scalability– the ability to be stretched or pulled without breaking.
- Permanence– the ability to maintain its appearance and structural integrity over time.
- Recyclable– the ability to be recycled into new products after use.
- Sustainably Produced– the ability to be produced in an environmentally responsible way that does not harm the planet or its inhabitants.
When looking for leather goods, we at Wholesale Leather Bags UK keep 15 properties in mind. Not all leather is created equal and not all leather will have all of these qualities. If you are looking for leather goods that have these 15 properties, then all you need to do is look for full-grain leather. Full-grain leather is the most durable of all types of leather. If it isn’t, then it would be described as “top grain”, which means it has had the “split layer” sanded off. A lot of times suede is referred to as real leather because people think they are getting a good deal when in reality it’s not real at all unless it’s full-grain.
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Some other things to keep in mind while shopping around are: always smell your product before purchase, make sure that there are no stains or tears on the products and if possible try to get an item made of locally produced materials.