How to identify leather?

There are many kinds of leather in the market and the price is different, so we share methods with customers and make them know how to identify leather. There are four main methods to identify leather. I will mainly talk about these methods below.

Real leather” is a common word in the leather market. It is a customary name for natural leather to distinguish synthetic leather. In the consumer’s mind, “Real leather” also has a non-fake meaning. In fact, real leather is leather, which is mainly processed from mammalian animal skins.

How to identify leather ?-Four methods

Handfeel

Touch the leather surface with your hands. If it is smooth, soft, plump, and elastic, it feels like real leather. However, the surface of general artificial synthetic leather is astringent, rigid, and has poor flexibility.

Use your eye seeing


The real leather surface has clear pores and patterns. The yellow cowhide has relatively well-proportioned fine pores. While yak hides have coarser and sparse pores. Goatskin has scaly pores. Pigskin has large triangular pores. The artificial leather, although it also imitates the pores, is not clear.

Let me introduce the features and identification methods for how to identify leather: pig leather, horse leather, cow leather, and sheep leather.

Cow leather has a fine surface and high strength. Meanwhile, it is most suitable for making leather shoes. Sheep leather is light, thin and soft, making it an ideal fabric for leather garments. Pig leather has good air permeability and water vapor permeability. And it is more suitable for making underwear and children’s products. Horse leather has a tighter fiber structure and higher strength. So it is better for making leather pants and boots. Generally speaking, the thickness, density, and distribution of pores on the leather surface are the main basis for distinguishing cow & pig leather, horse, and sheep leather.

How to identify leather ?-Smell

All real leather has the smell of leather. And artificial leather has a strong irritating plastic smell.

How to identify leather ?-Igniting

Tear off a little fiber from the back of real leather and artificial leather. After lighting, all that emits a pungent smell and lumps are artificial leather. Anything that emits a hair odor and does not form lumps is genuine leather

PU artificial leather for brands

PU artificial leather is polyurethane with soft and wear-resistant features, it and PU synthetic leather both belong to artificial leather for fashion brands. In China, people are accustomed to using PU resin as raw materials to produce artificial leather called PU artificial leather(PU leather for short). It is almost equal to the natural leather on the market. It is usually used to make shoes, clothes, bags, decorations, and so on.

In daily life, PU artificial leather and noble seem to have the same meaning. A pair of high-end PU leather not only depends on its brand, style, and craftsmanship. But more importantly, the beauty of natural PU leather products. In terms of leather sales target, PU artificial leather is far more than others. Similarly, it is ideal for the application of leather labels for clothing. And because it is a natural product with limited sources, so it is more expensive. It is used to a certain extent. It can satisfy people’s pursuit of natural leather.

Advantages of PU artificial leather

First, we all know that natural leather is no different from animal fur. Therefore, some rare animal leather resources are in short supply according to the law. And people who like this kind of clothing can choose PU material. Thus, PU artificial leather can reduce damage and save money.

At present, the technology of artificial leather has reached a relatively mature development stage. It can replace natural leather; the shape can be almost the same. PU artificial leather is softer and more wear-resistant than natural leather. Meanwhile, it is easier to take care of. It is breathable and warm. Especially when it is made into clothes, it is more comfortable to wear. And compared with real leather, its cost is cheaper.

Images of PU artificial leather

How to clean PU artificial leather?

  • Wash with water and detergent, avoid gasoline scrubbing;
  • It cannot be dry-cleaned;
  • We can only wash it. The washing temperature cannot exceed 40 degrees;
  • We need to wash it with water and detergent, avoid gasoline scrubbing;

Based on the above points, I think everyone has their own judgment. At present, people’s demand for artificial leather is large. To a certain extent, PU artificial leather is better than natural leather.

How to make leather labels?

Leather labels are mainly sewn on the back waist of jeans, and of course, they are also widely used on bags, handbags, shoes, hats, and other products. There are various kinds of materials of leather labels, including genuine leather, imitation leather, microfiber leather, canvas, horsehair, PVC, TPU… and so on. It can be expressed by giving LOGO or company-designated patterns on different materials.

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How to order your custom leather labels?

  • Contact us by email at [email protected] and send us the artwork of leather labels which should be AI or PDF files. And also advise the size, quantity, and material (genuine leather, imitation leather/PU or micro-fiber, etc.).
  • We reply to the customer with the quotation, lead time and payment terms, etc.
  • Confirm the order and the customer pay the payment.
  • We proceed with the leather labels once receive the payment.
  • Once finish the bulk, we check the quantity and quality for packing and shipment.
  • Feedback and comments once the customer receives the leather labels. If have any suggestion on our service or leather labels, our after-sales department will contact you to help to deal with it properly.

What is leather label?

Leather labels are mainly sewn on the fabric or jeans’ waist for clothing, whose materials include genuine(real) leather, faux leather, Suede leather, etc. We supply high-quality custom leather labels&leather patches by printing, embossing, or gold/silver hot stamping. It can replace the traditional cloth label. Your logo, text, picture, patterns can put on the leather material by various processes.

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