Leather tanning namely, cowhides represents a traditional craft that man has been practicing since ancient times for the production of high-quality everyday products.
Over time, the fields of application have diversified, embracing a wide range of sectors: from leather goods to footwear, from automotive to nautical, from furnishing upholstery to aviation.
The reasons for this success…
Bovine leather is a natural and durable material.
On the one hand, it allows the reuse of waste from the livestock industry according to the principles of the circular economy; on the other hand, its extreme durability and the capacity of improving the appearance over time allow a considerable saving of resources. The technological advancements achieved in recent years in the production process allow a considerable saving of resources, in particular, water, a key element in the tanning industry.
Leather has a whole range of qualities that make it an exceptional material:
1. LEATHER IS BREATHABLE AND OFFERS THE MAXIMUM COMFORT IN CASE OF MOISTURE
This is the case of footwear, which protects against weather conditions while allowing the feet to ‘breathe’ and expel moisture, keeping them dry.
2. LEATHERIS SCRATCH-RESISTANT
Leather is so resistant that it is the chosen material for bikers’ suits, effectively protecting them in the event of falling. It can also be used in all contexts where durability is an important added value: car interiors, furniture upholstery, various types of seating, and even jackets or bags that undergo intense wear and tear.
3. LEATHER IS SOFT
An intrinsic quality of leather is its natural softness, which can be emphasised during the processing phase.
This exceptional peculiarity allows it to be used in different sectors.
4. LEATHER IS WATER-RESISTANT
Its unique characteristics allow the production of very high-quality products that have excellent performance in adverse weather conditions and thanks to specific treatments the material is waterproofed.
5. LEATHER IS HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE
Thanks to recent technological developments, leather can be treated in many different ways to change its colour, look, resistance, texture, allowing endless customisation possibilities. This feature makes it an extraordinary material with a very high intrinsic value, that can effectively meet the needs of an increasingly demanding market always looking for higher customization levels.
6. LEATHER ADDS VALUE TO PRODUCTS
Leather has always been associated with quality and luxury. A leather product is immediately perceived as superior, acquiring an intrinsic value both for the suppliers and end-users.