If you buy a leather product without knowing what leather is definitely you’re heading towards being a fool.
When we talk about making leather it is considered as one of the most lengthy and technical processes. Not only technical it has to go through special care through which we are able to produce high quality finished leather products.
The process starts with an animal hide and by the end, we will get a leather piece that will be ready to be converted into a bag, wallet, belts, and any other leather product. Leather can be made with the hide of any animal including goats, sheep, and crocodiles.
Nevertheless, the most commonly used animal hide is that of a cow. However, the hide of an animal that requires the most lengthy and technical process is of calf leather. It is difficult to get calf leather as it’s a hide of 5-6 months of a baby cow. One of the reasons why it’s most durable and finest hide is that the upbringing of a cow would affect the hide produced. For instance, if a diet of a cow includes more grains so it will make a poorer quality of hiding.
A calf would have fresh and fine skin as it does not has to go through a lot. The bottom layer of the hide will be kept for cheaper leathers with less overall quality than the top layer. These tend to be used for top grain and split leathers and are most commonly used for shoes and bags. After this, the hide has to go through tanning two times.