Exotic Leather Blog

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

The Best Product to Make with Genuine Shell Cordovan Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jan 9, 2017 11:25:07 AM

Shell cordovan leather can be hard to find and expensive. As such, it’s a good idea to make the best use out of every square inch of the material that you can. The question is, “what are the best products to make using genuine shell cordovan leather?”

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Topics: wallets & small leather goods, footwear, belts & accessories, shell cordovan leather

What Grade of Exotic Leather Do I Need for My Project?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Oct 28, 2016 9:31:41 AM

Here’s a question we get a lot on calls with designers getting ready to make an exotic leather product: “Do I really need a grade I skin for my project, or can I use a different skin?”

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Topics: wallets & small leather goods, footwear, garments, belts & accessories