Exotic Leather Blog

The Exotic Skin Recommendation Tool

Posted by Abram Mendal on Nov 22, 2016 11:17:58 AM

Do you have an upcoming handbag project that you’re working on, but don’t know which skins will best meet your size and price requirements?

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Topics: handbags

3 Best Practices to Follow When Using Conditioner on Exotic Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on Aug 22, 2016 3:01:30 PM

Exotic leather is more than just a fashion statement. It is a status symbol.

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Topics: footwear, handbags

How to Take Care of Your Exotic Leather Handbag

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jul 25, 2016 3:17:44 PM

Exotic leather handbags can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. From small, hard case-style designs made from caiman crocodile hides, to larger handbags made from ostrich or python skin, the design choices for exotic leather handbags are nearly endless.

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Topics: alligator skin, python skin, handbags

Everyday Care Tips for Storing and Cleaning American Alligator Skin

Posted by Mark Mendal on Jul 14, 2016 3:03:12 PM

American alligator skin is a rare and highly precious material. Given the value and rarity of alligator skin leather goods, it’s important to take excellent care of them to keep them looking like new for as long as possible.

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Topics: alligator skin, handbags

Crocodile Skins Vs Python Skins for Exotic Handbags

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 5, 2016 10:33:22 AM

When it comes to making luxurious and unique handbags, few materials can rival the exotic appeal of crocodile skin. Crocodile hides have a very distinctive texture that make them instantly recognizable and distinct from common cowhide.

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Topics: crocodile skin, python skin, handbags

Top 3 Reasons to Use Lizard Skin On Your Next Exotic Leather Project

Posted by Abram Mendal on Mar 2, 2016 7:39:00 AM


Lizard skins don’t get nearly enough love from the average fashion designer. Sure, crocodile and alligator leather are widely recognized as top-tier fashion materials, and python skins are an ever-popular choice, but you don’t often hear much about major fashion projects using lizard skin.

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Topics: lizard skin, footwear, handbags, belts & accessories

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

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

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