Leatherworking procedures, the various phases

Leatherworking procedures, the various phases

November 20, 2019

Leatherworking procedures can sound complex. Here's a quick look to the various phases

Those leatherworking procedures are in fact supply chain controls made for achieving the best leather quality

The various tanning procedures transform the raw material into the leather material we all know. "Wet leather" processing goes through various phases. The strength, thickness, softness and coloring of the hides are decided at this stage. Let's take a closer look at leather processing procedures.

The initial stages of this leather processing procedure are:
Soaking, calcination and creasing. These are operations performed on machines called "rotating drums".
Afterwards other phases follow: liming and split (when consented by the type of hides), tanning and re-manufacturing.

These are the great macro phases in which raw leather turns into the material ready to be delivered to the artisans. Therefore the production of unique Made in Italy leather items can start.
Once the softness, color and texture of the leather has been chosen, It is time  for artisans to create real objects from the raw material.

The art of craftsmen can certainly be compared to a sculptor who creates works from marble blocks. Consequently, it is necessary to have a wide knowledge of materials and a strong passion to produce unique items made of leather.

After the tanning and re-tanning process, the skins are ready to be delivered to the laboratory.

Finally, the leatherworking procedures that lead to the creation of the final leather items can start.
On the craftsmen's table, real objects are created in this phase. As a matter of fact craftsmen use pre-made models to realize a unique leather item at this stage. The handmade production involves only strictly manual production methods. According to that, genuine leather is transformed into bags, accessories, jackets and so on.

For all these reasons we can certainly say that leatherworking procedures are also supply chain controls made for achieving the best possible result.

Leatherworking procedures, the various phases