Exotic Leather Blog

Tips for Using Alligator Skin on Your Wallet Projects

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jul 29, 2015 2:20:00 PM

Alligator skin has several uses in high-end, physically large articles of clothing or accessories. One of the trickiest parts for many exotic skin manufacturers is when it comes to constructing wallets and small leather goods.

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Topics: alligator leather, alligator skin

Learning Exotic Leather: American Alligator

Posted by Mark Mendal on Mar 19, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Welcome to the second installment of the crocodilian leather series! Here, we’ll tackle the makeup, size and characteristics and leather quality of the American alligator (alligator mississippienis). Native to the American southeast, this gator is found in freshwater habitats as west as Texas and as north as the Carolinas (but predominantly Florida and Louisiana).

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Topics: alligator leather, crocodile leather, crocodile skin, alligator skin, alligator skins, alligator hide, alligator hides

Coordinating Your Exotic Leather Products with Fashion Collections

Posted by Mark Mendal on Jan 5, 2015 2:09:00 PM

Many fashion designers specialize in the creation of accessory items such as belts, handbags, watches, wallets, and the like. For these fashion designers, the emphasis is on creating a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that will stand out and grab attention. Using exotic leathers for these accessories is a great way to make a stand-out product.

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Topics: exotic leather, stingray skin, alligator skin, python skin

Our 3 Favorite Exotic Leathers to Use for Handbags

Posted by Abram Mendal on Nov 4, 2014 12:11:00 PM

In the high-fashion industry, accessories such as handbags are an intensely competitive market for designers. For many top fashion houses, handbags are a lucrative business, one that keeps them very busy. In fact, some fashion houses have waiting lists for their handbags that very wealthy clients will be on for years before getting their handbag.

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Topics: exotic leather, alligator skin, caiman skins, python skin, python hide, alligator hide, caiman skin

4 Tips for Making Crocodile Skin Handbags

Posted by Mark Mendal on Oct 14, 2014 9:18:00 AM

Crocodile skin is a luxurious, supple material that is very much in demand in the fashion industry. With high-fashion crocodile handbags selling for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, getting the manufacture of your crocodile skin right is incredibly important for impressing ultra-wealthy clients. With this in mind, we’ve assembled a few short tips for making crocodile skin handbags that should be helpful.

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Topics: crocodile leather, crocodile skin, alligator skin, caiman skin

4 Benefits of Using Alligator Leather for Handbags

Posted by Abram Mendal on Oct 6, 2014 3:24:00 PM

As many designers know, the market for high-fashion handbags and other accessories is an intensely competitive market. With so many major fashion houses out there with such a strong grip on the market, it can be difficult for any single fashion designer to stand out.

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Topics: buying alligator skin, alligator skin, alligator hide

Alligator Leather, A Great Option for Your Footwear

Posted by Mark Mendal on Sep 10, 2014 2:37:00 PM

Want to take a walk on the exotic side? When you are looking for a material that will give shoes a stylish up-scale look, there is only one choice that is exciting enough to grab your customer’s eyes. Alligator leather is a durable material that is beginning to gain popularity with buyers who are daring enough to be different.

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Topics: buying alligator skin, alligator leather, alligator skin, alligator skins, alligator hide, alligator hides

Comparing Exotic Leathers: American Alligator vs. Caiman Skins

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 15, 2014 4:24:00 PM

When it comes to high-fashion handbags and other items, exotic leathers are at the highest end of luxury. One of the most popular materials for the fashion-conscious is the supple, luxurious hide of the American alligator. Hailing from the Southeast USA and frequently harvested from farm-bred gators as well as from wild animals, American alligator skin is a classic, durable and versatile leather.

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Topics: exotic leather, alligator skin, alligator hide, caiman skin

Tips and Tricks Every Designer Should Know when Using Exotic Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 6, 2014 4:09:00 PM

Using exotic leather materials in your designs, such as alligator skin, python skin and stingray skin can add endless amounts of personality to your work and create something that is truly one-of-a-kind. Beyond that, exotic leathers offer a whole new world of design opportunities to inspire you and impress clients.

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Topics: stingray leather, stingray skin, alligator leather, exotic skins, alligator skin, python skin, python hide

Famous Exotic Leather Projects

Posted by Mark Mendal on Apr 30, 2014 3:53:00 PM

Recently, we’ve talked about a few ideas for exotic leather-based interior design projects, but what notable designers and studios have made their popular projects out of exotic leathers? Not just handbags, shoes, and other common uses, but large centerpiece items that become the highlight of a design project.

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Topics: exotic leather, alligator skin, python skin