Goatskin - Goat leather
There are over 550 million goats in the world. 20 to 40% of these are slaughtered annually. Goat leather is ranked third in the world after cow leather and sheep leather with approximately 8 to 10% of world production.
The Leather hair pores - Hair follicles on goatskin.
Goats are found in many regions of the world. In contrast to sheepskin, goats do not have any grease deposits in the skin and are therefore more resistant but still supple and fine. Goat leather is therefore more valuable than sheep leather. It is lighter than many other leather types. It is usually tanned using a combination method and is relatively cheap. It is barely distinguishable from lamb leather.
Typical goat suede.
Spanish wine or water bottle made of vegetable-tanned goat suede.
Goat suede tends to fade with time.
Goatskin with hairs
Due to the many species of goats, there are also goatskins in all variants and hair colours. Goatskins with hair are processed as complete skins or as accessories.
"Chevreau" leather gloves.
Other types of goat leather and terms