Shopping is one of the hardest jobs for some people. Many people states they get confused whiling shopping. In addition, leather products shopping can be confusing for many people as we have not much idea regarding quality leather products. Moreover, the market is saturated with low-quality leathers with poor quality craftsmanship. We spoke to an expert leather vendors to get some insights into what goes on under the hood.
Real VS fake leather products
I personally believe that it should not be hard to check out real and quality leather products in New Zealand. You just need to ensure few quality tags while buying leather products from the retail or online shopper.
Look for “full grain” leather whenever possible. It means leather that has not had its surface coated to mask the natural markings on the hide. Most importantly, it can be very deceptive and will not nearly as soft or durable.
Identify leather quality
It is a common belief that leather products can’t be cheap like other products. It should maintain own quality and price. If you get any cheap leather goods, try to avoid these products. Normally, two factors ultimately determine the quality of a piece of leather products:
- The hide selection
- The tanning process
The hide selection ensures to how clean the leather goods is with regards to a number of natural marks on the hide. Basically, leather products are graded or priced based on the cleanliness of the hide.
Lining and Finishing leather products
Any leather bag linings could be made from durable elements and refer like they will perform over a long period of time. Cheap or low-quality leather products might not be lining properly.
A quality leather product should have the finest finishing to end user. So, check above 2 important factors while purchasing.
Products Hardware & Zippers
Zipper is one of the most important factors for any leather products. We should not compromise with low-quality zippers on leather bags or products. If a zipper fails, a bag might become useless or need to repair zipper again. Normally, a quality zipper has teeth that are not sharp and a zip slider is also made from brass. So, we need to check quality zippers and hardware while buying leather goods.
Handles & Straps on Products
If we consider bag then a handle is the first contact with the bag. It should be comfortable and be fabricated from many layers of stacked leather.
So, we need to give extra concern on handles and straps.
Leather products are very sensitive. We need to give extra concern and maintenance properly during heavy rainy weather or hot weather. We should not keep leather products on direct sunlights or wet place.
To sum up, leather products are long lasting compare to other material products. These products can add an extra dimension to your regular fashion or lifestyle. Hope, above points, can give proper guidelines while shipping