Terms used in the Leather industry
A type of dye that is translucent and allows the natural grain as well as imperfections to show.
Curing leather hides with a chromium salt solution.
Curing leather hides with vegetable extracts such as oak tannin.
Hides are split into several layers, the outer most layer of the hide is the �Top Grain� which is the outer surface which is the most durable but also may show branding marks, barbed wire, or bug bite scars that have healed.
This is a process that may buff the surface or emboss the surface so as to hide markings and imperfections.
Leather along with dye is sealed in a large drum that rotates, tumbling the leather within the dye for a period long enough to soak the leather coloring it thoroughly.
This is a term used to describe the feel or suppleness of the leather
This is a process of tumbling the leather in a drum that makes it soft.
Leather tanned with fish oils. This offers a soft pliable leather.
Leather thickness is graded by weight in ounces per square foot. 2 � ounce leather means that one square foot of that leather weighs 2 � ounces. It can also be measured in millimeters.