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05 Types of Leather Grain Most Commonly Used in Shoe and Bag Production (P1)

05 Types of Leather Grain Most Commonly Used in Shoe and Bag Production

05 Types of Leather Grain Most Commonly Used in Shoe and Bag Production (part 1)

Terminology used in production and everyday life, have customers or readers ever wondered, what is leather grain, and how many types of leather grain are there? In today's article, Alran shoe-handbag leather accessories would like to send readers some summaries of frequently used leather grain types.

What is leather? What are the most commonly used types of leather grain?

Leather grain is the natural patterns and artificial grains on the surface of the leather. Leather grain brings diversity and aesthetics to leather products, from handbags, wallets, shoes to other fashion products.

Also due to the requirement of that diversity, real leather or artificial leather has been created by tanners or artificial leather designers with countless styles, shapes of leather surface, and grain on the leather.

Based on the surface of the particles formed, we often see 5 different types of veins as follows:

ImageSmooth grain leather - Raw materials for Alran handbags

Smooth Grained Leather - Raw Materials for Alran Handbags

Smooth grain leather - raw material for alran handbags

Color Changing Kamac Leather 1.0-1.2mm Thick - Purple Color 1M4 Size

Nappa leather - Alran leather accessories, shoes and handbags

Distinguishing between real leather and fake leather

Distinguish between real leather and fake leather

Pebble-grained leather - Raw materials for Alran handbags

Pebbled Leather - Raw Materials for Alran Handbags

Pebble-grained leather - raw material for alran handbags

Knitted leather - Raw materials for Alran handbags

Knitted Leather - Raw Materials for Alran Handbags

Knitted leather - raw material for alran handbags

NameThe pattern is smooth, flowing, and smoothFlat grain/nappa grainGrain pattern / Round grain pattern / Dark grain patternPebblesVan Dan / Van Safiano
Identification characteristicsThe surface is completely smooth, with no grain, grain, or texture at allThe surface has visible grain but the surface feels smooth to the touchThe surface has clearly visible grain patterns that can be felt when touchedThe surface of the skin looks like pebbles, depending on the size, there are small pebbles, medium pebbles, large pebblesThe grain patterns are criss-crossed together, looking like layers of basket weaving

 

Besides classifying leather according to the surface particles of the leather - also known as leather grain. Leather is also classified according to the gloss of the leather surface: according to nature and the gloss levels of the leather are created by the leather producer. This issue will be introduced in the next article.

Terminology for the thickness and softness/hardness of leather

Accessories for Alran Leather, Shoes and Handbags Industry - Measuring Leather Thickness

Alran leather accessories, shoes and handbags - measuring leather thickness

The softness/pliability of leather is essentially the feel of the leather in the hand as well as its ability to be folded and applied in practice.

05 Types of Leather Grain Most Commonly Used in Shoe and Bag Production (P1)

05 types of leather grain most commonly used in shoe and handbag production (p1)

Different types of leather have different hardness and softness, this is one of the important factors that help determine the application of that type of leather in practical use.

There are 4 levels of skin softness/hardness classification:

  1. Soft leather: is a type of leather that changes its surface when impacted, is easy to bend and does not tend to return to its original shape when impacted. This type of leather is often used to make clothes
  2. Medium hardness leather: this type of leather is usually soft and flexible, retaining the shape of the leather surface to a certain extent when impacted. This type of leather is often used to make shoes and bags
  3. Hard skin: feels hard, less susceptible to impact, retains the shape of the skin's surface when there is an impact on the surface. Often used in interior decorative surfaces.
  4. Leather has high hardness: leather feels hard, not easy to bend or fold. Rarely used in everyday life.

The thickness of the leather is an important factor in determining its properties and uses. Thickness is measured in meters or millimeters and is usually determined by measuring the thickness of the leather from the surface of the leather to its bottom layer.

  1. Thin skin: The thickness of thin skin is usually in the range of 0.6mm - 1.2mm. Thin skin is usually light and soft
  2. Medium skin: The thickness of medium skin is usually in the range of 1.2mm - 2.0mm. Medium leather has good durability, providing appropriate structure and elasticity. It is suitable for products such as handbags, wallets, leather jackets, and furniture.
  3. Thick skin: The thickness of thick skin is usually in the range of 2.0mm – 4.0mm or even more. Thick leather has high durability and abrasion resistance.

The article 05 Types of Leather Grain Most Commonly Used in Shoe and Handbag Production by Alran Leather Accessories, Shoes and Handbags (part 1) would like to stop here, we will update more types of leather grain often used by readers in the future.

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