Exotic Leather Blog

Leather Craft Schools

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 29, 2018 1:15:03 PM

If you’re an aspiring designer or craftsman who wants to learn to work with leather, where can you go to learn? Of course, you won’t find classes on working with exotic leather or how to treat metallic or veg-tanned skins at your average community college! To help steer you in the right direction, we have assembled a list of reputable schools that focus on leather craft. We will dive into the differences between the schools, including location, focus, schedule and cost, so you can pick whatever works best for you.  

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The Wild West Takes a Detour to Rodeo Drive

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 16, 2018 3:39:05 PM

Designers were on their way to the American West for the Fall collections. They had their cowboy hats, Canadian tuxedos and fringe vests packed and ready. Although something happened and they took an unexpected detour.

This time, to Rodeo Drive.

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Spring 2018 Trend: Snakeskin

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 9, 2018 11:28:47 AM

For years, the most popular animal print in fashion has been leopard. High-end designers have transformed this, at times, kitschy trend into a luxury staple in the form of any and all ready-to-wear and accessory items (from coats, to blouses, to handbags and more). The print has taken over their runways and trickled down to the streets—landing on some of the most recognizable street style stars from Giovanna Battaglia to Bella Hadid. For the fun, urban, club girl, leopard is it… but where is the more polished woman to turn if she wants to tap into an animal print for a day at the office?

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Topics: python skin

Exotics Take a Downtown Turn

Posted by Abram Mendal on Apr 12, 2018 9:13:57 AM

There was a time when exotic skins were geared exclusively towards the very elite set that could actually afford a crocodile handbag. Unless you were of the class living on Madison Avenue or Avenue Montaigne, there was little chance that you’d ever get to own an exotic anything. Heritage luxury brands like Hermes, Prada, Gucci, and Salvatore Ferragamo dictated the market and, therefore, dictated the customer.

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Topics: garments

Top 4 Uses for Beaver Tail Skins

Posted by Abram Mendal on Apr 2, 2018 9:56:18 AM

In a few recent posts, we’ve talked about beaver tail — from what they are and how they’re processed to a few reasons why you should use them in your next exotic leather project. However, there is one more question that needs to be answered: what kind of exotic leather projects are the best for beaver tail skins based on their size, shape, durability and appearance?

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Topics: beaver tail skin

4 Reasons to Use Beaver Tail for Exotic Leather Projects

Posted by Abram Mendal on Mar 22, 2018 2:04:44 PM

When most people think of exotic leathers, they usually picture snake, crocodile, zebra, and even ostrich hides. However, there are many more exotic skins that can be used for high-fashion projects. One type of exotic leather that many people might not be aware of is beaver tail — which is a shame, considering the qualities of this exotic material make it ideal for a number of different applications, such as phone cases, wallets, and footwear.

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Topics: beaver tail skin

Behind the Scenes of Exotic Leather: Tanning Beaver Tail Skin

Posted by Abram Mendal on Mar 12, 2018 6:09:38 AM

Tanned beaver tails have a surprisingly scaly texture to them.A lot of the fashion designers are curious about the tanning process for various exotic leathers. In fact, questions like “how do you tan ______?” are among the top few FAQs that Pan American Leathers gets.

So, in this blog article, we thought we’d share a little bit about the tanning process for one of our newest products: beaver tails!

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Topics: custom tanning, beaver tail skin

Intro to Beaver Tail Skins as an Exotic Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on Mar 8, 2018 9:02:52 AM

Pan American Leathers remains dedicated to providing a wide variety of exotic skins to suit the needs of high-fashion designers of every stripe. This is why the Pan Am team is proud to announce that we’re adding a new kind of exotic leather to our lineup: beaver tail skins!

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Topics: beaver tail skin

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