Exotic Leather Blog

How to Measure and Grade Shark Skin

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 20, 2019 12:54:47 PM

In a recent post, we discussed the origin of the blue shark skin that PanAm Leathers uses for its shark skin offering. The blue shark, or prionace glauca, is a widespread shark species that can be found in almost any ocean (except for the Arctic Ocean). PanAm Leathers’ shark skin comes from sources in the fishing industry, as a byproduct of blue sharks that have been fished for their meat.

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Topics: exotic skin grades, shark skin

What You Should Know About Shark Skin

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 20, 2019 12:53:27 PM

PanAm Leathers is dedicated to providing top-quality exotic leathers that suit the demands of high-fashion applications. Shark skin is one of the PanAm’s aquatic leather options, available in a variety of finishes and colors.

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Topics: exotic skin grades, shark skin

Ideal Uses of Acutus Crocodile Skin

Posted by Abram Mendal on Dec 24, 2018 12:28:03 PM

The size, softness and quality of the American crocodile skin make them ideal for certain products. But you use different size and grades (quality) for different types of products. Below we define the grading standards for the American crocodile skin and then provide guidance on which skins should be used for which products. 

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Topics: garments, exotic skin grades