Hot Stuffing and other Cool Leather Terms You Should Know
Is the leather terminology getting you down like, WHAT??
I know the feeling. There is a lot to know!
But hang in there.
I wanted to share a few more of the more common terms you might have come across in this vast world of leather descriptors.
Maybe you’ve come across some of these terms already?
1| Hot stuffing
Hot stuffing is a secondary re-tanning process involving fats and oils with a goal to give moisture back to the fibers.
These fats and oils are sometimes pounded into the skins while they tumble dry in heated barrels.
Think of a very large laundry mat dryer full of hides tumbling over and over again.
2| Drum dyed
Drum dying refers to the process of dying leather in a rotating drum. The constant rotation of the drum allows for maximum dye penetration.
3| Pull up leather
Pull up leather is a natural looking leather that when stretched and worn, lightens in appearance.
This gives it a well worn in appearance which is considered a good quality in a lot of circles.
4| Hide vs. Skin
This might be basic, but I know a lot of people who either don’t know the difference or who have honestly just never thought about it.
A hide generally describes a larger animal like a cow, buffalo or a deer and a skin refers to smaller animals like goats, lambs and pigs.
What are some leather terms that get your mind spinning?