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The basic raw material is finished leather, which is sourced from tanneries across the world. These leathers come in varied textures, patterns, finishes and colours. Leather sourcing is strictly from tanneries that adhere to the International Standards of REACH & RoHS. VBL can offer one of the widest range of leathers. Regular visits to international fairs and exhibitions keeps VBL updated with an international variety and range of leathers.


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Types Of Leather Based On Tannage

Chrome Tannage

Characteristics of Chrome Tanned Leathers
Generally Soft leathers with nappa feel.


Vegetable Tannage

Characteristics of Vegetable Tanned Leathers
Generally these leathers have a tendency to be harder.


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Types of Leather Based on Grain

Natural Grain Leathers

Characteristics of Natural Grain Leathers
Leathers with natural / aniline / transparent grain of the original animal / species. Grain volume may vary in different parts of the skin as it’s a natural leather.


Corrected Grain Leathers

Characteristics of Corrected Grain Leathers
Leathers with corrected grain: embossed / imposed on the leather’s top surface. Grain likely to be more uniform. (Approximately 90%–95% grain uniformity).


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Types Of Leather Based On Finish

Aniline Finished Leather

Characteristics Of Aniline Finished Leather
Transparent / Aniline Finished leather showing natural grain/ look / touch.
Colour variation is possible across the same leather skin. All antique/ two-tone/ multi-tone colour effect leathers are aniline finished leathers.
These leathers are likely to have less resistance to physical test standards like dry rub / wet rub / buckle flex / strap flex test standards.


Pigment Finished Leather

Characteristics Of Pigment Finished Leather
Pigmented / Covered finished leather which gives an artificial / imitation look with plastic feel. These leathers are likely to have uniform colour throughout the skin.
These leathers are likely to have good resistance to all physical test standards.