Leather

The Leather Material Category is composed of flexible materials made from the skin of an animal through tanning. Other artificial leather products are found in the Synthetic Leather Material Category.

Leather materials can be customized at the following Production Stages:

  • Country of Origin and Process
  • Tanning
  • Re-Tanning
  • Drying
  • Leather Finishing
  • Chemistry Certifications

At minimum, the type of hide needs to be known to select an appropriate Leather Example Material in the Higg MSI.

There are five different Leather Example Materials that can be selected and customized:

  • Cow leather should be selected when hide for the leather is sourced from cows (bovine leather).
  • Goat leather should be selected when hide for the leather is sourced from goats (caprine leather).
  • Pig leather should be selected when hide for the leather is sourced from pigs.
  • Kangaroo leather should be selected when hide for the leather is sourced from kangaroos.
  • Reptile leather should be selected when hide for the leather is sourced from reptiles.
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