All leather apparels is about fine leather and soft shearling crafted into classic, sophisticated and elegant leather fashion accessories and products. Nowadays, real leather products manufacturers handle luxurious materials and use sustainable techniques to create designer leather jackets and leather fashion accessories.
Leather raw material comes from animal skins or hides that have been used as clothing since the early days of humanity. People still consume meat and dairy on a regular basis and still transform into leather the skins and hides that would otherwise be discarded.
Leather garments clothing are made from natural and flexible materials designed to last. Leather apparels are and will always be a better alternative to any kind of artificial leather apparels. Leather is definitely an eco-friendly product, much greener and less harmful than any composite leather or artificial leather.
Finished leather manufacturers keep improving their procedures. The well informed eco leather manufacturer knows how to choose from a wide variety of finished leathers and how to skillfully create fashion accessories and leather goods of very high quality.
Eco leather manufacturers who also make sure their designs include additional sustainable features such as easy to repair or replace a zipper or a lining or to change buckles and buttons and still look new.
Synthetic leather manufacturers use synthetic resins such as PVC, a thermoplastic resin also called vinyl to produce leather substitute. Others use PU, also a plastic based material.
Authentic all leather apparels cost more than artificial leather, but nothing can be compared to the soft, yet strong texture of real leather. Because leather hides are never exactly the same, each leather garment comes with its unique and natural characteristics.
On the one hand, leather garments clothings such as mens leather coats and womens leather clothing are products that were and still are in high demand among upper middle class and middle class groups.
On the other, many leather apparel manufacturers have abandoned the traditional production methods and only kept high value added activities such as design, pattern creation and product line planning.
By doing so, leather garments manufacturers are earning recognition for flexibility and for reducing shipping time by means of small batch manufacturing, special orders and just in time production.
The making of designer fashion garments and leather garments clothings is always the same. It starts with the garment design by an apparel garment designer and is followed by the cutting, the garment assembly, the molding and pressing, the final inspection and the quality control.
Measurements are an important part of any apparel design. Computerized machines grade the designs according to anthropomorphic tables, even if the "average person" is a fallacy for many manufacturers. In the case of made to measure leather garments clothings, the chest, the sleeves, the natural waistline, the hips and the inseam are properly and accurately measured.
The tanned leather hides are placed on a moving table called spreader. Leather is usually cut one layer at a time. Lining material is cut in the same manner but, because lining is much thinner, it can be placed on the spreader in multiple layers. The table is either run automatically or guided by a human operator.
The sides of the leather garments clothings are stitched to their back portion and the sleeves are stitched and then attached to the armholes. The fastening of the finishing pieces such as collars, cuffs, pockets, buttonholes, buttons and zippers, varies according to the each of the designer garments.
The molding and pressing both give the leather garment its proper form. The work is done using a buck press, that is a machine equipped with controls and gauges that regulate the right amount of steam and pressure. All leather apparels are ultimately inspected by hand, then packed into cartons and shipped.
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All Leather Apparels by Rachel Louise Barry