The type of leather varies according to the type of animal, structure, sex, age or season of the year in which the skins were treated. Some of the most used skins according to their origin are:
Calf: The hair of this animal is very thin and the hair follicles are much closer together than in other species. This translates into a thin and almost smooth skin, which gives it a soft and delicate texture, we could say "velvety". In addition, it is a very resistant skin type. It is usually used to make padded belts, purses, wallets and purses.
Goat: This skin is characterized by being very thin, but, in turn, it is very resistant due to its structure, since it is very flexible and compact. It is ideal for the manufacture of gloves, luxury footwear and binding of the highest quality.
Pork: This type of skin is characterized by being very durable. We talk about a very strong and resistant material. The hairs are usually grouped in groups of three and are very rigid. When they leave, they leave small holes, causing the skin to look mottled. It is mainly used for belts, purses, wallets, etc.
Sheep and ram: This skin is one of the best known, commonly called badana. It is tanned in a vegetable way. It is characterized by an elastic, soft, low-gloss and thin skin. It is usually used for bellows, linings, aprons and restoration.
Cow: This skin is the most used currently. We are facing a good quality material, very versatile and interesting to create all kinds of creative works. It is very resistant because its structure is very compact, it has a certain stiffness and yet it is flexible. The usual thing in this type of skin is that it presents some superficial marks such as scratches, stretch marks and holes. Depending on its thickness, we can use it to make masks, soles of shoes, bags, jewelers, wallets, boxes and belts.