All You Ever Desire To Know About Cowhide Leather

All You Ever Desire To Know About Cowhide Leather

Men have used from ancient times cowhides for fashion articles of clothing and accessories, like leather duffle bags, travel bags, leather briefcases, leather backpacks, leather wallets, totes, belts, and so many other items.

This tough-wearing and natural byproduct of the food industry from cattle is predominantly used to make organic leather products from home decor to leather bags. An improving quantity of hides is engaged to deliver cowhides rugs and accessories as they have increased in popularity.


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From Where Does It Come?

We often gain the hides from the back part of the animal skin. At present, almost every country manufactures cowhide.



The quality of cowhide depends on the humanely way the animals are raised, their care, and the tanning process used.



The tanning process is necessary to give the durability to the piece of leather, and because it delivers a perfect softness that is required for it use.




Tanning Methods

Many tanning methods are used to tan animal hides for making leather products. Two of the common methods of tanning are vegetable tanning and chrome tanning, we used most recently paraffin based emulsions for.

Vegetable-tanned leather is difficult and length that’s why the leather products that are dyed in this method take long time.

Chrome tanning involves chemicals, salts, and acids to dye the leather and this results in affordable leather products. The final leather product will smell not great, because it's an aggressive chemical treatment.

Between both leather tanning methods is the water emulsion paraffin based, which is an organic product and no pollution.


Manufacturing Process

The manufacturing process starts with the rinsing of cowhide to get rid of the fat and the meat. If any hair left, they shave away it before it gets dried. They then stretched the skin out on a flat surface for drying. Instantly after the skin dries, natural skin oils are kneaded into the skin while tanning process. They often made oils from other parts of the cow, like the brain.

In a situation when hair is left on the skin, the hair area doesn’t require going through any tanning process with natural oils. After the oil dried, hands extend the skin or with equipment in the procedure called tanning.  

It introduced chromium tanning in the 19th century and in this period time, it’s the faster process to protect the skin and give it a long life, but its tanning process is very polluting.


Features Of Cowhide Leather 

As everyone knows, cowhide is one of the popular and demanding leather in today’s time. It is a byproduct of the dairy and meat industry. Not only it is available worldwide but also considered as one of the most organic, durable and noble leather you can every get.

Last, if you talk about your profitability that you can get from the leather then it’ s worth mentioning that cowhide is way heavier than other sources of leather that weight something from 1 to 12 ounces. Therefore, cowhide leather is a better choice in terms of jackets, furniture, bags, and coats as it is much sturdier.