The use of pigskin, with approx. 3-5 kg pure protein, as a raw material for manufacturing leather is in competition with the food and cosmetics industries against the background of a steadily growing global population. The skin is therefore processed simultaneously in the abattoirs and processing plants in most countries which do not spurn consumption of “skin” on ethical or religious grounds. This is why this material originates almost exclusively from Asia. A range of items can be made from this raw material:

  • The full-grain leather can be split into various thicknesses and used as an outer material or upper, in the form of aniline pigskin lining, from the grained side, or as buffed nubuck from the flesh side.
  • Pigmented nappa leather is also produced.
  • The flesh split is marketed as cheap suede,
  • pressed and finished as a substitute for grain leather.

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