How is Premium Leather Made?

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There’s nothing like the look, smell, and feel of a beautiful leather bag, wallet, or suitcase. Although many are aware that Ghurka leather products and accessories are made out of some of the finest leather around, many are unsure of how the leather is made. If you’ve always wondered how premium leather is treated and finished, here’s everything you need to know.


Leather is similar to the skin of the human body. Overtime, it fades, wrinkles, and develops new, beautiful characteristics. While eliminating these characteristics can improve the overall appearance of a piece of leather, doing this can take away from the quality. However, if there are too many flaws, the leather may also lose its appeal. To maintain the look of a leather bag, wallet, or accessory, it is essential to start with the most flawless piece of leather available. Typically, calfskin, particularly French calfskin, has the softest feel and finest grain accessible and is a choice type of leather for creating accessories.


The majority of leather hides are treated to create that signature brown or black leather color. One of the processes used to complete this is known as vegetable-tanning. This treatment type is highly beneficial because it is an environmentally responsible process and is also the most gentle on animal hides, allowing them to retain their natural beauty over time.

To create vegetable-tanned leather, hides are soaked in large drums full of this tanning substance for approximately 30 days. Then, the hides are colored using an aniline or semi-aniline treatment. At this time, the hides are submerged in a dye which allows coloring to soak deep within the porous surfaces of the leather. Once the hide is treated with pigment, it will continue to change and develop as the leather develops over time.


After the selection and treatment processes are over, the leather is then turned into the desired product. Since most premium leather pieces are made by hand, each one has unique characteristics that add to their value.

The Benefits of Leather

Accessories made out of leather can’t be matched by products made out of different materials. This is because:

  • Leather lasts. Leather accessories are known to last for many years and are better able to withstand the elements than materials like fabric, plastic, and vinyl. This is an important factor to keep in mind when you are debating whether you should purchase a leather case, travel bag, or any other product you will carry around with you on a regular basis.
  • It provides protection. If you own a camera, laptop, or any other type of technological device, you know how risky it is to carry it around with you. Leather cases and accessories will do a better job of keeping your technology safe than other products made out of different materials.
  • There’s nothing else like it. Products made out of high-quality, premium leather are an investment that will get you more compliments and use than accessories made out of other materials.

Creating premium leather is a lengthy and skilled process. However, it is well worth it due to the overall appearance, feel, and durability of products crafted out of fine leather.

The Right Footwear at the Beach

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My favorite season is here and I am so looking forward to spending a lot of time at the beach basking in the warmth of the sun, enjoying the sight of the blue sea, and feeling the cool water on my skin. It goes without saying that I should look my best, not only in terms of having a nice body but probably more importantly wearing not just the right beach attire but those that are stylish and trendy. Wearing the right swimwear for your body type is important. The appropriate footwear should also be worn such as sandals and thong flip flops.

Nothing beats a pair of flip flops at the beach. I cannot imagine wearing anything else. Not only are they comfortable, they are also a nice fashion statement. Stick to basic waterproof flip flops if you plan on getting near the water. Make sure though that you are wearing fashionable ones with colors, patterns, and embellishments that set them apart from the crowd. If you do not want to go near the water, you can choose to put on a dressier thong. You can wear your flip flops not just with your swimsuit but also with jeans, casual shorts, and casual short skirts.

Shop for stylish and high quality flip flops and girls sandals at reef. This online store has many to-die-for models for every type of shopper available at competitive prices. I have my eye on the reef Beaded Moon which has padded synthetic leather deck with arch and heel support, durable rubber outsole with jute inlay, and synthetic leather strap with beading. It has a simple yet cute design that would definitey look great anywhere especially at the beach.

Another model that I would buy in a heartbeat is the Guatemalan Knot. It has a strap made of hand woven textiles from Guatemala, a durable rubber outsole, and EVA footbed with anatomical arch support. This fabric thong flip flop is colorful, well-made, and comfortable to wear. The reef Uptown Girl is perfect for everyday use and is comfortable enough to wear all day. This Girl’s Essential Sandal is lightweight and has skinny, synthetic strap in various exotic patterns. It has EVA footbed with anatomical arch support and rubber sponge outsole for flexibility. Those who have worn this has attested to its versatility and wear-ability. Women who prefer a style that is chic yet effortless would definitely love this one.