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​ Origin of Leather

Leather is one of the oldest natural materials on earth. Due to the horribly cold climate during the Ice Age, human ancestors peeled raw skins from animals at first, and then made them into clothes, shoes, carpets and even tents, etc. to keep out the cold useful things.


Unfortunately, hides and hides become shriveled crusts at low temperatures, and deteriorate and rot at high temperatures, and even moderate temperatures are not immune to the ravages of time, and are eventually discarded. Later, people tried their best to find a way to make raw hide stand the test of time. For example, use the sun to evaporate water, apply animal fat to increase the oil content, and make the texture soft through the rubbing process, etc., but these methods are not long-lasting.


Until one day, people accidentally discovered a batch of raw hides left in the lake, which were of excellent quality and extremely durable after drying. Because of this coincidence, humans finally learned the correct direction of tanning leather, and found that the lake water originally contained many leaves, bark and branches. These plants released rich tannins and tannins, and finally tanned raw hides into leather.

Because rawhide is a chemical organic substance containing a large amount of soluble protein, and plant tannin coagulates and precipitates these proteins, making its chemical composition more stable and not easy to rot; it makes the fibrous tissue more compact and not easy to shrink. From this time (approximately 10,000 BC) the history of genuine vegetable tanned leather began, and leather was widely used in the future.


Speaking of leather, people will naturally think of a certain country- Italy. This small country in southern Europe is famous all over the world for its high-quality leather products and excellent tanning techniques. The leather produced in Italy is noble and gorgeous, and is mostly used in the production of handbags, belts, high-end leather shoes and high-end furniture. Its leather production value accounts for 62% of the EU's and its export volume accounts for 27.8% of the world's. It can be seen that "one out of every four hides in the world is processed in Italy" is not unreasonable. These figures undoubtedly show that Italy has a pivotal position in the world leather market.

our leather

And what we use in our shop is Italian waxed leather. In addition to the characteristics of vegetable tanned leather, it also has a layer of wax dissolved into the leather. After the process of rubbing the leather surface, unique skin patterns will appear on the leather. Compared with Ordinary solid-colored leather has a certain degree of appreciability, and it can also be regarded as the return gift of leather to the producer or user.


Moreover, the leather not only does not contain substances that are harmful to the human body, but is a kind of green and environmentally friendly leather that can be in direct contact with the skin.

​Leather making process

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Liquid is the natural enemy of leather. If any liquid touches the leather accidentally, even if it is transparent water, it will leave a watermark on the leather surface, because the water will seep in quickly. If it does happen, even use saddle soap or mink oil There will be a certain degree of traces for repairing, so we recommend that users regularly use waterproof protective cream or waterproof spray, prevention is better than cure


For the treatment of general dust, you can use mink oil, use it to make circular motions on the leather, you can remove the dust, and it can restore a certain luster, making the color brighter and the surface smoother. After cleaning, just place the leather Let it dry naturally

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