The Leather Dictionary
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Leather is a natural and durable product that surrounds everyone in everyday life. Its beauty is matched by its versatility to be be made into a wide variety of products: Leather shoes, leather interiors of cars, leather furniture, leather handbags, leather luggage, leather wallets, leather clothing (leather pants, leather jackets, leather gloves, leather belts), leather balls, leather strips, leather saddles. Many people wear leather daily and most households have at least one product made of leather.
There are many leather terms. But mostly they cannot be clearly distinguished. Smooth leather, suede, nubuck, buckskin, napa leather, aniline leather, natural leather, genuine leather, fur etc.
This dictionary provides a lot of useful information and explains all the terms associated with leather, its manufacturing & production processes, types of leather, problems with leather and much, much more. It features many photos and videos which help to make the information understandable. For queries, please use the search box on the left.
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NubuckNubuck and suede is sanded leather with a more or less velvet-like surface. The advantage is a pleasantly warm and soft surface and a nice structure. On the grain side, rough-sanded smooth leather is called nubuck. The surface of the reverse (flesh side) is called suede. Also, the outwardly processed, uncoated back of a smooth leather, lambskin or cowhide is called suede. On nubuck, the velvety sanded leather fibres are very fine. The fibres of suede are significantly coarser. On ...
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