Exotic Leather Blog

Exciting Exotic Leather Project Ideas for Stingray Skin

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jan 28, 2016 1:16:52 PM

Here on the Pan American Leathers blog, we’re huge exotic leather enthusiasts. These hides help bring a unique identity to any fashion project that they’re used in, and allow fashion designers to really leave their mark on a project.

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Topics: stingray skin, interiors, handbags

4  Tips for Working with Ostrich Leg Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jan 19, 2016 11:31:48 AM

In a previous blog post, we talked about some ideal projects for ostrich leg leather. Examples of great projects for this particular exotic leather included:

  • Boots
  • Phone Cases
  • Wallets

So, if you’re curious about using ostrich leg leather in your next project, you probably want to know one thing: how can I get the most out of my ostrich leg leather?

Well, here are a few tips for working with ostrich leg leather to help you out:

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Topics: wallets & small leather goods, footwear, ostrich skin

Perfect Projects for Ostrich Leg Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jan 6, 2016 12:20:46 PM

Here on the Pan American Leathers blog, we talk a lot about alligator, crocodile, python, and even stingray skins. From handbags to boots, saddlebags to watch bands and other fashion accessories, these exotic leathers are great for a variety of projects.

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Topics: wallets & small leather goods, footwear, ostrich skin, belts & accessories

Python Skin Handbags: Fall Fashion Trends

Posted by Abram Mendal on Dec 15, 2015 9:43:45 AM

For years, a brand has commonly been made identifiable by a logo stitched into the material of products such as handbags, shoes, apparel or furniture. The fashion industry is continually updating, changing and setting trends, finding new ways to showcase a brand’s unique qualities, values, tastes and trends.

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Topics: python skin, handbags

What are the Best Exotic Leathers for Men’s Wallets?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Dec 10, 2015 2:07:05 PM

As much as we hear about women’s handbags in the world of high fashion, you might think that handbags were the only major use for exotic leather for fashion accessories. However, women aren’t the only ones who want to have high-quality, fashionable accessories.

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Topics: lizard skin, alligator skin, python skin, wallets & small leather goods, ostrich skin

How to Tan Alligator Skins: The Rundown

Posted by Abram Mendal on Nov 17, 2015 3:00:00 PM

We’ve received a lot of inquiries lately as to what goes into the tanning process for alligator leather. In this post, we’ll break down the basic steps of tanning so you can get a better understanding of the procedures that goes into achieving a high-quality tanned alligator skin.

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Topics: alligator skin

Picking Out the Right Snake Skin for Your Next Exotic Leather Project

Posted by Abram Mendal on Nov 12, 2015 11:41:13 AM

When it comes to making a statement with your design, few materials can beat snake skin. The scale patterns of snakeskin are immediately identifiable from plain cowhide from a distance, and create compelling visuals.

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Topics: python skin

Exotic Skin Panels: What Designers Need to Know

Posted by Abram Mendal on Oct 29, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Exotic leathers are not a one-size-fits-all product; each type of skin has distinctly different dimensions.

Depending on what design the exotic leather is being used for, luxury handbags to custom bed frames, you should know the measurements of the panels that each skin can yield and what each exotic leather is ideally used for.

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Topics: stingray skin, lizard skin, alligator skin, python skin, caiman skin, interiors, wallets & small leather goods, footwear, handbags, ostrich skin, garments, belts & accessories

Choosing the Best Exotic Leather for Your Handbag

Posted by Abram Mendal on Oct 15, 2015 10:02:58 AM

There is no doubt that exotic leathers have been made into stunning fashion statements year after year. Leather’s popularity in apparel and accessories remains a staple in the fashion industry.

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Topics: stingray skin, python skin, handbags, ostrich skin

How Coloring & Finishing is Done in Custom Tanning

Posted by Abram Mendal on Oct 1, 2015 4:00:00 PM

In our last Custom Tanning post, we addressed the specifics of how to pack and ship your raw skin to the tannery. Once the hide reaches its destination, the tannery will transform it from raw material into a finished leather that is able to be made into all kinds of leather goods. As a custom tanning customer, you can specify the color and finish of your alligator skin(s). 

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Topics: alligator skin