Tanning is an ancient process of treating the skins and hides of animals to produce leather. It can be carried out using all types of animal skins, the most common being cattle, sheep, goats and other exotic animals. Tanning can be done with either vegetable or mineral methods. Still, vegetable tanning is more common because its unbeatable durability makes it a favourite piece for bags, wallets, and belts. This natural tanning process produces leather that is softer than most mineral-tanned leathers.
The veg tan process begins with selecting a hide from an animal. Still, instead of using chemicals for tanning the leather, tanneries use natural ingredients like tree bark and leaves to transform the hides into soft, supple leather. This process takes time and effort but creates a durable material that ages beautifully. Veg tan leather changes colour and develops a beautiful patina over time.
Here are some reasons Leffler's selection of leather hides is perfect for your next project or business.
Leather quality - Our hides are carefully chosen from some of the finest tanneries in the world, including Brazil, Italy and Europe. These hides are treated with an exclusive process guaranteed to give your leather projects a soft, supple feel that lasts for years. We offer different types of leather so that you can find one perfect for your project. For example, look at our high-quality veg tan; these are the kinds of leathers best suited for making bags or belts that can be embossed and carved—and finished any number of ways. Try one of our exotic leathers, such as crocodiles, oak, ostrich, and more, for something unique.
Leather cuts - Leather can be cut in a wide variety of ways. Whether you need a small piece of leather for your wrist straps and pouches or a large section for your bags and furniture, we have what you're looking for. In addition to our traditional cuts, we also have several types of leather thicknesses that are perfect if you want to create a unique design or pattern with your leather.
Colour options - Our leather hides come in various colours and finishes, including natural hides that, if left unfinished, will darken with age from very light peach to a light tan colour. For leather projects in which you want a hint of colour without going all out on deep tones, our variation of sheepskin hides will give you some saturation. However, if you prefer a darker look for your design, our vegetable-tanned croc and cowhides are available in an array of rich colours to help showcase your work.
We are your online source for leather hides. Whether you're looking for veg tan leather hides or just a few pieces of leather, we've got you covered.
At Leffler Australia, we're dedicated to providing you with the highest quality products and customer service so that your experience working with us is nothing but easy and enjoyable.
Please browse our selection online or visit us in-store for more information about our leathers.