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Leather: From Tanning to Types

Leather: From Tanning to Types

Mitch Alfus, President of Libra Leather in New York City, will teach you all about leather. You will learn about what types of animals are tanned, how they are tanned and how leather skins are measured and sold. Mitch will show you many different types of novelty skins from all over the world, as you tour his incredible showroom. It’s no wonder that Libra is the go-to place for all of the most famous designers.

Module Description Step
1 What is a Tannery 1-5
2 How Leather is Made 1
3 Animals Used to Make Leather 1-2
4 The Tanning Process 1-2
5 Processing Skins 1-2
6 How Leather Skins are Measured & Skin Types 1-4
7 What’s a Cow Split? 1-7
8 Pig Skin 1-2
9 Lamb Skin 1-3
10 Leather Dyes 1-3
11 Dyes vs. Pigments 1-5
12 Washed Skins 1
13 Measuring Skin Weight 1-4
14 Novelty Leathers 1-7
15 Goat Skin 1-12
16 Cow Hide 1-2
17 Embossed Skins 1-2
18 Silk Screened Skin 1-2
19 Embossed Cow & Other Textures 1
20 Nubuck Skin 1
21 Water Repellent Skins 1
22 Exotic Skins 1-14
23 Tour of Libra Leather 1-13
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MODULE 1 • What is a Tannery

Step Description
1 Today, we are going to talk about leather. From about the types of leather, where they comes from, how it’s measured, and how it’s priced.
2 And the different treatments that you can do to the different animals to make it beautiful.
3 For all the women and men that wear the clothes, or the handbags, or the shoes.


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