Whole leather hide
The Aduu Mal horse leathers are sold per skin with an average size of 2- 2.3 sqm2. Although the general characteristic of the whole skin is the same, the leather does naturally has various stretch characteristics, with slightly thicker, stiffer areas.
Depending the type of tanning used they are suitable for upholstery, shoe upper, jackets/jeans, bags and other accessories.
The leathers can be sold to you at different stages in their processing.
As wet-white, crust or finished leather.
As a wet-white the skins are as the name says - still wet. The after tanning required to determine the end characteristics and finishings haven't been applied yet. Usually they are already split to a required thickness. It offers you maximum flexibility when interested to work on the skins to develop own divers set off articles. The skins need to preserved at a cool place an preferable be crusted within 3 months time. The processing into wet-whites is often done in large drums in large quantities.
In the crusting process final characteristic of the leather are determined: flexibility, thickness, softness, tear strength and often the basic colored is drum dyed.
Even then still its possible to make from a basic crust a wide range of divers leathers and colors (usually darker than the base crust not lighter). In considering an own collection of leathers its therefor interesting to look for a base crust and explore the variations. Crusts are dry and can be kept in a shaded dry but airy environment for long times. Crusts are usually been made in smaller drums to enable more diversity in production. The minimum order for horse crusts are 50 skins.
In the finishings ADUU MAL generally uses pigments for coloring in combination with ecological water or oil based finishings without strong coverage but this also depends on the application. Only for small collection ADUU MAL applies Bee wax. In the finishing you can determine if you like embossments, pull up effect or a more even look. The minimum order is related to the minimum crust order. Based on a minimum of 50 crust hides divers finished leathers can be made. In case you like a very dark color next to a very light color two different types of crust will be needed and this effects the minimum order quantity.
In tanning we use a wet -white process.
Environmentally, it reduces water usage, production time, chemical demand, and the treatment of wastewaters and chemical residue. Importantly, no additional salt is added during the process.
The color option in using natural dyes without fixation and oxidation metals is limited. ADUU MAL sees more benefit environmentally in the easy to balance use of synthetic dyes.
Dyes are subject to laws and regulations, and the use of certain azo compounds is due to health risk prohibited in the European Union. ADUU MAL uses only tanning products and dyes supplied by producers from the European Union.
Depending on the application ADUU MAL advises the uses of pigments for coloring in combination with water or organic oil based finishings without strong coverage. For small production Bee Wax is available (responsible harvested without harm to the bees).
Parafine gives a nice naturally effect but being are residue of the petrochemical industry are not used in ADUU MAL finishings.
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