5 Amazing Facts About Leather
These 5 facts will have you fascinated and are there to not only inform you but will get you thinking
- There's not just one quality and kind of leather.
Leather is by far a very popular choice for people when it comes to buying jackets, waistcoats along with multiple different items. The natural durability is impressive and give longevity so it’s no wonder people desire genuine leather products. The leather industry in itself is worth over a whopping £50 Billion in revenues a year which means it’s worth more than the coffee industry, or even sugar, even both added up! That’s just like whoa!
- TOP REAL LEATHER IS NOT THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF LEATHER?
A lot of traders pedal their wears and say this is genuine, leather or the best quality leather, even some saying it is a better quality than another when it’s actually entry level or split.Full grain leather is considered the highest quality in leather, and something you should look for if you want to really feel the difference.
THE AVERAGE PERSON IS WEARING FOUR PIECES OF LEATHER
On a normal day, the average person is supposedly wearing about four items of leather. This could be shoes, belts, jackets, watch straps, wallets, purses or items of clothing. Four items seems like a lot to be wearing at one time when you first read it but you’d be surprised at how many leather items you’re probably wearing right now.
- LEATHER WAS ONCE USED AS WALLPAPER
Now this may surprise you but in the 17th century, it was all the fashion to have your house wallpapered with leather in places such as Florence and Venice in Italy.
- LEATHER CHANGES ITS TEXTURE BASED ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Leather porous material, it changes in texture and appearance depending on what environment it is in. In a fairly humid environment, leather becomes softer as it soaks up the moisture that’s in the air so therefore, a dry environment makes the leather much tougher. So it’s always a good idea to keep your leather items in a suitable environment. Bare in mind the more leather is used the nicer is becomes developing a nice patina.