By the time you receive your Peccary Leather Gloves or Peccary Leather skin, whatever is the case, a time-consuming process has been undertaken to create the perfect colored leather that makes your product unique. You will learn today the 3 ways that are leather dyed.
Over time, the process of obtaining and transforming the raw hides into wearable fashion has completely evolved but, the goal is always the same, to produce a beautiful, durable and soft material that is great to wear.
Before any dyeing process, the leather must be processed so it doesn't lose quality, strength, and integrity. This process is done by specialists or really skilled workers that have mastered their craft and are able to produce the high-end material that could be seen in jackets, bags, backpacks, bracelets and every leather accessory you can imagine.
Once the leather is ready for the dyeing process then is time for putting the coloring and these are the different ways that they are done:
- Leather goes through a process of being immersed in a large barrel filled with the desired color dye and rotated for a time, during which the ink color soaks into the material. After this, the leather is rinsed and left to dry in another special process which smoothens and straightens it.
- Also, different methods are currently used when dying leathers. One involves soaking the leather in an aniline dye. This is absorbed into the fabric of the leather and creates a consistent color throughout. If you took a piece of this leather and turned it over, you would see that the color is consistent from the top to the underside. This type of dyeing is the result of using the large dying drums to spin ink into the leather.
- Finally, some leather is not dyed throughout but is rather sprayed with a top coat of pigment paint. This process is often faster or more economical and can result in a lesser quality leather product that may show signs of wear and discoloration more rapidly than the fully dyed leathers. However, this method can be done with care in order to maintain high quality.
However, after it's dyed is necessary to protect the leather from water and that's why it receives a final top coat of pigment that protects the material from soaking in moisture. Of course, we always have to be careful with our leather garments and try to avoid the exposure of them to rain or water in general.
Another thing every professional must consider is how much of a protective layer they want to apply because it could harden the leather to a degree. Or if contrary, they decide not to put enough, the leather would be porous and will allow water to soak through but will have a much softer feel and texture. Therefore, striking a proper balance of water-resistance while maintaining a comfortable texture is key to producing great leather.