Leather dyeing, origin and history
Over the years the dyeing of leather has made giant strides.Many techniques have been developed for this result, able to give different effects and completely different shades. The dyes used can be both of plant origin such as, for example, some types of timber, or chemical and artificial dyes, such as so-called aniline dyes.
Nowadays there are numerous techniques for coloring leather (the colors of fashion, discover the harmony! , click here), processes that are normally carried out in indoor environments such as tanneries.
Coloring with spraying machinery
Among the techniques for coloring leather we certainly find the dye spray, a type of coloring that is obtained by using a specialized machine composed of guns that spray color on the skins by rotating. Spray dyeing is very practical especially because it allows you to achieve a satisfactory result in a short time, and especially by minimizing the use of labor.
The bottal dyeing is one of the most known and used. This practice involves immersing the leathers to be dyed inside containers with water and a preset color solution .Subsequently, the containers are heated until the liquid inside them does not reach the temperature of about 50 /60 degrees, operation which also takes place thanks to the circulatory movement of the container.
Pad colouring on a table or on a brush
The table-top swab dyeing technique is mainly used for leather that has been worked and tanned with alum or tannin. A convex table made of sheet copper is used to implement this procedure. On this surface, a specialized technician stretches one skin at a time, and using a brush of horsehair previously inserted in the dye, colors the skin. This procedure, of course, is one of the longest, both for the process itself and for the workforce employed.
Dyes using natural dyes
As we have already said, coloring leather is an operation that can also take place following a road of the whole, or almost, natural, using for example materials such as camping wood, a dark red material. This element is mainly produced in areas such as the Antilles and Latin America, but can also be found in Spain, in Santo Domingo, Martinique, England, Guadeloupe, Honduras and Haiti.
In addition to this material, there are also other types of woods that can be used as natural dyes, such as sandalwood or red wood, or even stem wood, which gives the leather a reddish yellow color.
Florence Leather Market, has been working in the leather sector for years, and for the creation of its products, uses high quality materials, tanned, processed and dyed in Italy,using state-of-the-art, sustainable and environmentally friendly techniques. These features make all the accessories of Florence Leather Market impeccable, original and able to last in time.
Come and discover our collection of leather accessories, from bags, wallets, in different colors and models, you will surely find what is right for you.