Exotic Leather Blog

Advantages of Working with Us for Custom Exotic Leather Orders

Posted by Abram Mendal on Feb 12, 2018 12:47:26 PM

Finding the perfect exotic skin for your next high-fashion leather project is as easy as making an order with Pan Am Leathers!When you have a specific vision of what you need for an exotic leather project, the last thing you want to do is settle for whatever the distributor you order from has in stock. There are times where you want a very specific look and feel for the leather you use in your project, and any deviations from your ideal can compromise your end results.

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Topics: custom tanning

Ordering a Custom Exotic Skin with PanAm Leathers

Posted by Abram Mendal on Feb 7, 2018 7:41:21 AM

Don't see the exotic skin you need in our store page? Place an order for a custom tanned skin today!Here at Pan American Leathers, we do our best to make sure that we have a broad selection of exotic leathers for all of our most discerning clients. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to keep every kind of leather in stock all the time, considering how many options. This is an issue for many distributors.

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Topics: custom tanning

Intro to Exotic Skin Custom Orders 

Posted by Abram Mendal on Feb 2, 2018 12:47:37 PM
This vintage red alligator skin is one of many custom skins that you can order through Pan American Leathers!

Exotic leathers can add a unique and striking touch to many different high-fashion projects. However, because of their rarity compared to other leathers, it can be hard to find the perfect piece of exotic skin to suit your particular vision.Distributors often only carry a few of the most popular colors and finishes for specific types of exotic leather. So, you might be forced to make compromises—to order something that’s close to your vision rather than an exact match. But, do you really need to compromise?

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Topics: custom tanning

What Metal-Free Exotic Leathers Does Pan American Leathers Offer?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Dec 6, 2017 1:56:04 PM

In some previous posts, we’ve covered the emergence of metal-free tanning in the exotic leather industry—what it is, how it differs from chrome-based tanning, and its current status in the industry.

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Topics: alligator skin, arapaima skin

The Current Status of Metal-Free Tanning for Exotic Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on Nov 10, 2017 5:29:58 PM

In a previous post, I mentioned the issues with metal-free tanning vs. chrome tanning for exotic leathers. The big issue with vegetable tanning was that—although it was more environmentally-friendly than chrome tanning—it produced hides that lacked certain physical and aesthetic qualities required in the world of luxury leather.

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Topics: custom tanning

Some Issues with Metal-Free Tanning Methods

Posted by Abram Mendal on Oct 31, 2017 4:38:00 PM

In a couple of recent blogs, we’ve talked about the Lineapelle expo and its focus on metal-free tanning methods. One of the reasons why veg-tan is catching on in the industry is that it doesn’t use the same kinds of metal-enriched heavy chemicals that chrome tanning relies on. This helps to limit the environmental impacts of the tanning process.

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Topics: custom tanning

Why the Exotic Leather Industry is Pursuing Metal- Free Tanning

Posted by Abram Mendal on Oct 30, 2017 8:58:27 AM

At the recent Lineapelle expo, there was a lot of discussion about vegetable tanning, or veg-tan. This is a metal-free tanning method that uses vegetable tannins to treat animal hides—one which has traditionally had a few issues compared to chrome tanning.

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Topics: custom tanning

An Introduction to Metal-Free Tanning of Exotic Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on Oct 20, 2017 2:20:55 PM

We just got back from Lineapelle, the international exhibition “dedicated to leather, accessories, components, synthetics and models for footwear, leather goods, garments and furniture.” It’s a good place to go for inspiration and to get a feel for trends in the market. Most years, it’s about colors, looks, or, most recently, technologically-enhanced materials like touchscreen, gold dusting, neoprene stretch, thermal, and glow-in-the-dark.

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Topics: custom tanning

What Are the Best Exotic Leathers for Water-Resistant Products?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Sep 8, 2017 11:15:52 AM

Fashion evolves fast. However, the fashion-forward crowd has found ways to diversify and make the most out of the best exotic leathers available. Water-resistant products have always been a winner in fashion. Having water-resistant qualities makes leather great for a variety of applications, and more durable in wet weather.

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Topics: stingray skin, eel skin, arapaima skin

Make Water-Resistant Electronics Cases with Eel Skin!

Posted by Abram Mendal on Aug 26, 2017 9:47:46 AM

The demand for seamless access to data has led to an increase in handheld devices. In a bid to get the best viewing experience, buyers are treating themselves to luxury electronics devices such as Kindles and iPads. These devices are sleek, eye-catching and an absolute breeze to handle. To complement these delicate luxury electronics, many users are demanding equally luxurious electronics cases. Eel skin is a material that may just fit the bill for making water-resistant electronics cases that are both luxurious and functional.

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Topics: eel skin