Dwarves: Leather Material Selection


Suede, Nubuck and Microsuede fabric are commonly used materials for shoemaking. Let’s take a deeper look at what makes them unique and how they are commonly used in fashion and design.

Suede is a type of leather made from the underside of the animal skin, giving it a soft surface. Suede is usually made from lambskin, but it is also made from other types of animals, including goats, pigs, calves, and deer. Suede can be made from any kind of animal hide. To make suede, the underside of the animal skin is separated from the top, which creates the thin, flowy, softer leather. This means suede is a split leather, as compared to a full-grain leather.

Nubuck is also a soft leather made from the top grain of the animal hide, like standard leather. Nubuck is sanded down to give it a smooth finish. Nubuck is generally made from cowhide, and, while suede can be made from cow skin, it is less common because cowhide creates a tough texture. Suede is crafted by sanding or rubbing the inside layer of the leather hide. Nubuck is crafted from the sanded outside layer of the leather hide. Nubuck is stronger and thicker than suede. Nubuck and suede are both not naturally waterproof, but they can be treated by the manufacturer to make them more water resistant.

Microsuede fabric is a type of faux leather made from polyester fabric with a suede-like texture. Microsuede is one of the most popular forms of faux suede , as it is soft, water-resistant, light weight, stain-proof, and easy to care for.

Deerskin, it is known for its durability, softness, and breathability. All the deerskins used on the site are imported from New Zealand. In rural NZ deer hunting is a strong tradition. With humans being their only real predator, every year a large number of deer are shot to provide sustenance and to keep their populations at a sustainable level.

Crazy Horse leather is produced by skilled craftsmen using only the finest quality 100% natural cowhide. This rich full-grain cowhide is treated with natural wax, then buffed to perfection – creating a water-resistant leather that is durable, beautiful, and buttery-soft to the touch.

Crazy Horse leather has a timeless vintage appeal that cannot be imitated. Bumps, bangs, and scratches bring out the variety of rich hues that are inherent in authentic full-grain leather.

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