The realization of a leather product requires different important processes: from cutting to quality control, passing through the preparation and assembly of the components. All stages that underline the mastery of the craftsmen of this sector, pride of our Made in Italy.
The first phase is the cutting. The skins are first checked and selected, with the latest generation of electronic machinery, after which the various parts that will comprise the bag, the wallet or another accessory are cut: leather, flocking, linings or different reinforcements.
Subsequently, the preparation of the leather product involves the splitting phase, which is achieved by lowering the thickness of the leather according to the type of bag that is being produced, adjusting its stiffness or softness. Thus the edges of the various components of the bag are smoothed.
During the various stages of processing, the skin may undergo modifications, ie it may retreat or lengthen. A margin of about 4 mm is then left at the edge, which increases the perimeter of the dial of the bag.
After having rechecked and assembled all the parts of the bag, the re-cutting allows to finish the product, according to the exact proportions. This allows to meticulously finish the edges of the bag, using the same colors or deliberately creating color contrasts.
This is the final stage and can be carried out on different types of machinery, but some steps – depending on the product and who makes it – can be done by hand, to give value to the craftsmanship of the product. Moreover, depending on the type of object, the operations of brushing and polishing of the leather can be the next steps.
In comparison to other materials, handmade leather goods have many advantages. Whether it’s handmade handbags, shoulder bags, clutches or briefcases, leather wins hands down every time. Leather travel bags, belts, wallets and backpack purses have a distinctive smell: nothing beats the smell of real leather. Man-made materials on the other hand are usually manufactured with different chemicals that give off a strange smell. The smell of synthetic shoes can be much worse after wearing them all day. This is not the case with leather shoes. They offer breathability, letting air in to cool feet and stop them from giving off bad odours.
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First Phase of Leather Goods Manufacture: Skinning & Curing
The first stage in the leather goods manufacture process is skinning and curing. Skinning is the process of obtaining the animal skin for leather working. The skin must be removed from the animal after it has been killed, and also before the heat dissipates from the tissue.
After this, the Curing process begins. Curing is done with salt, and this prevents the skin from decomposing between the time that it is obtained and the time that it is finally processed. It does this by removing any fluids or water from the skins, thereby preventing any bacteria from growing.