Exotic Leather Blog

What Are the Best Exotic Leathers for Water-Resistant Products?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Sep 8, 2017 11:15:52 AM

Fashion evolves fast. However, the fashion-forward crowd has found ways to diversify and make the most out of the best exotic leathers available. Water-resistant products have always been a winner in fashion. Having water-resistant qualities makes leather great for a variety of applications, and more durable in wet weather.

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Topics: arapaima skin, eel skin, stingray skin

What Makes Polished Stingray Skin Great for Phone Cases?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Aug 1, 2017 3:43:09 PM

For a while, stingray material was simply a delicacy in places where stingrays thrived. Most of the time, fishers who caught these magnificent creatures tossed their skins back into the water. Skins are bio-degradable, but it seems kind of wasteful, doesn't it?

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Topics: stingray skin, wallets & small leather goods

Why Use Exotic Leather For Motorcycle Seats?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jul 7, 2017 12:47:59 PM

There is little that compares to the thrill of revving up your motorcycle and cruising the open road. A bad seat, though, can easily ruin your ride. What if you could get comfort, style, and edge to go with your motorcycle? Using exotic leather for motorcycle seats offers a few key benefits, including:

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Topics: alligator skin, arapaima skin, ostrich skin, stingray skin, caiman skin

The Best Exotic Skins for Phone Cases

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jun 9, 2017 4:05:04 PM

Your phone matters to you and as such, it is only natural to want to extend its lifespan as much as possible. Silicon phone cases are a dime a dozen, custom made to fit most conventional phone designs. A phone case might as well be an extension of your sense of style. While a silicon case serves its intended purpose, why not up the ante with an exotic skin phone case?

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Topics: eel skin, alligator skin, ostrich skin, lizard skin, stingray skin

What Are the Toughest Exotic Leathers?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jan 26, 2017 10:59:16 AM

There are a lot of characteristics that fashion designers need from their exotic leathers beyond just an attractive appearance. One frequently overlooked characteristic of exotic leather is toughness.

Tougher leathers are less likely to scratch, scuff, or tear than less durable ones—which helps products made from these leathers last longer.

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Topics: arapaima skin, shell cordovan leather, stingray skin

What’s the Best Exotic Leather for Tabletops?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Nov 17, 2016 5:48:22 PM

Interior designers have a lot of challenges in taking normal, everyday spaces and turning them into something new and exciting. Everything in the room from top to bottom has to be both appealing and functional for an interior design to be truly successful.

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Topics: python skin, stingray skin, interiors

Top 3 Reasons to Use Exotic Leather for Interior Designs!

Posted by Abram Mendal on Nov 17, 2016 5:41:00 PM

The interior design scene is a tough space to get by in. Clients may have exacting demands for something unique and bold—something that ordinary materials might not deliver.

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Topics: interiors, alligator skin, crocodile skin, stingray skin, ostrich skin

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

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