What is leather?
Leather is a material used for clothing, home decor, gifts and accessories. It is made by treating the hide of cows, goats and sheep. The material has been worn by humans as clothing and accessories for thousands of years, and is popular due to its durability and timeless look.
Leather is an exclusive material like silk and cashmere. Yet leather still stands out from the two others due to its strength and durability. Romans’ uniforms were made of leather to protect the warriors from being speared or wounded. Contrary to metal armors, the hide wrapped to the body like a second layer of skin, giving the soldiers increased mobility. Leather has continued to be popular for centuries, nowadays for fashion clothing instead of war.
Why choose leather accessories as your next gift?
Fabrics like nylon and polyester can be colored and shaped to the customer’s liking. Leather, on the other hand, would have to be treated before coloring, and will have natural patina from the animal it once was a part of. Yet most people prefer natural materials, as it have a more genuine look than synthetic fabrics.
Choosing faux leather, you will end up with a material that looks cheap, unnatural, and doesn’t last long. This is because faux leather is fabric mixed with plastic or rubber to mimic a leather look. A real leather product will be more expensive, but last way longer, meaning you will save money in the long run.
How do you make leather?
After eating the animals, ancient hunters discovered that they could wear animal hides. The material was tanned; the skin was removed, cleaned, salted and soaked in water. When the hide was dry, it was ready to be cut and sewn into clothing, gifts or accessories.
Thousands of years after the first piece of leather was made, the procedure is the same today. This is why leather can be expensive.
Leather accessories for both men and women
Some leather garments, like pants, are mostly worn by women. Yet both men and women can wear leather. Essential leather accessories like belts, wallets and card holders are often seen as a symbol of masculinity. This is also the case for watch straps and biker jackets.
Leather accessories like bracelets and watch straps can be used by both men and women. The natural color of the leather makes it an appealing product to both sexes.
How to wear your leather accessories
Leathers is a prime material for clothing and accessories. This means that it is also the perfect gifts for men and women who enjoy things made of quality materials. There are no boundaries for what leather is used for. Some of the most popular garments for gifts are leather journals, bags, briefcases, wallets, card holders, shoes and hats.
One of the great advantages of leather is that it is easy to personalize with names, logos and beautiful patterns. This makes accessories made of leather perfect gifts.
Where can I buy the right leather gifts?
At Collect Studios, we take pride in creating top quality leather products. We offer to personalize our leather accessories to each individual, making them great as gifts. Choose from a palette of beautiful colors, and finalize the accessory with a name, logo or a personal message.