Natural products are extremely popular nowadays. Leather, a natural product is thus clearly of high demand. Consumers are willing to pay a higher price to own luxury leather items. A nice set of leather gloves can help turn heads at any event. The most popular leathers are split steer, ostrich, crocodile, and bison. Most leathers are high in value. It has been estimated $80 billion will be spent on leather products in the U.S alone this year. For perspective, the United States only accounts for 5% of the world’s population so its only about 5% of the world’s revenues.
Each hide is cut by the same sawing process every year to produce the huge amount of leather that is produced each year. An average cow can yield at least 10 skins in one year. These skins are then cut into various lengths, thicknesses, and shapes. Skins are turned over to various tanning customers to create an array of leather products. Consumers often pay crazy prices for luxury leather products. These luxury products include anything from wallets and belts to watchbands and sunglasses.
The majority of luxury leather products are made from cowhide (AKA cow skin). So, if you’re willing to spend a few more dollars, your looks will benefit from a product naturally skinned and treated from cow. Most luxury skin products are made from specific skin types. One example is Napa leather. Napa is made from the outermost skin of the California necksides. The leather is cut into categories, such as left, right, or combinations. There are many Napa sources from which to source the finest Napa leather. These sources include Argentina, Pakistan, and India.
Another luxury leather is lamb skin. Lamb is the skin of mostlambs. They are extremely thin and bake at unusually high temperatures. Lamb is the preferred sheep skin product for making many high-end leather goods. Some high-end leathers are made with kidskin. Kidskin is particularly prized and is often used in the decorating andpacicingof fine luxury goods. Like Napa, kidskin is often cut into various lengths, shapes, and shades.
Just for emphasizing how huge and lucrative leather is, society is still split between those who prefer using leather and those who only use faux leather. While leather itself is such a luxury item, faux items are also sometimes made from high fashion animal skins (such as alligator or emu). Whatever your preferences may be, having some knowledge of the different leathers available will help you pick out the leather item that is right for you.