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Leather, a product of nature.

Leather is an extraordinary example of a product that has enjoyed universal allure throughout the ages. One of nature’s best that inherent durability, prestige, eye appeal and unsurpassed natural beauty. Just the sound of the word leather immediately conjures up pleasant thoughts and alerts the senses. Scent, sight, and most of all feel; that is why the touching of a leather article quickens the desire to own it.

Natural feel

One of the most important terms in a tanner’s vocabulary is feel. It refers to the preservation in the leather of those natural characteristics that arouses warmth and appeal. The process of making leather is pure craftsmanship and chemical ingenuity.

Leather has and always will have its place in the world of fashion. That is one of the reasons Magnus Leather Company stands ready to introduce new leathers to meet the demands of the future.

The tanner’s raw material

There is virtually no end to the variety of leathers commercially available today. However when you examine leathers made from different animals certain surface and grain characteristics are immediatelynoticeable.

Each animal shows unique surface structures as well as unique physical properties. To achieve optimums results each tanning process must be as unique as the leather used.

Source of raw material

There is not a country of any size that does not produce hides for conversion into leather. Since hides are themselves by-products of the meat industry, it follows that the large meat producing areas also supply a large portion of the tanner’s raw material.

The source from which a tanner selects his raw material has a direct bearing on the resulted leather. Quality varies from country to country and much of it is related to the animals’ environment, the climate of their land and the type of feed.

How leather is made

The processing of hides into leather is a fascinating procedure that requires the proper dovetailing of many chemical and mechanical operations.

The tanner must know from the beginning the characteristics of the final product. All the processes work together in achieving a desired look and feel.

Tanning is a precise science, small changes in temperature, method, chemicals, time, etc., can produce adverse effects in the quality and/or look of the final article. Quality Control and constant monitoring of the processes is crucial.

These many variables that the tanner has to content with opens up countless opportunities for him to tailor-make his product for specific end uses.

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