The most important of the entire animal hide used in manufacturing leather product is cow hide. It also depends upon the coloring and tanning of the product for various types of leather is produce.
Tanning process is one of the lengthy processes as it requires various steps. First the hide must be soaked, so that it get soften and to remove the hair. After that it is different types of leather which depend upon thickness of the hide, scars or brands and size.
The word tanning has its origins from the word tannins in vegetables, it is an original method of coloring the hide. As leather is supple is then soaked in water to become stiff and loses its shape
Method of using chromium salt and chromium sulfate was invented in the year 1858. By using this process leather would be much more supple and pliable and was easier to dye as it was blue in color than brown, and it preserve its quality.
Types of Leather
Full-Grain leather is not split as compare to other leather, not even sanded or brushed to clear imperfection. Due to which it get retained which give it durability, breathability and strength. As a time pass it develops patina, because of which it is used for making shoes or furniture.
Top- grain cowhide is produced only for making leather jacket; it’s thinner and more pliable. It goes under various treatments to make it more durable leather. It’s a perfect choice for biker jacket or racer jacket. Women leather jacket can last for long time if taken care from good cleaning agent.
Naked leather is created from higher grade hides with fewer blemishes due to which it is more expensive. It is smooth on one side and nappy rough on other and it is consider as natural leather. To make this leather breathe it is treated with aniline to make it porous. Which make it cooler even in hot weather? As it is soft and natural it is the best choice for women leather jacket.
Corrected grain leather is made by adding artificial grains to its surface. It is made out of low quality leather
Split leather is a leftover of full grain leather. Usually it is use to make suede leather.
As women leather jacket are design using all this types of material top grain leather is the first choice of every women. It makes them look astonishingly smart and sexy. It’s a perfect for every women wardrobe.
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