Category Archives: Leather Education

How Do Faux Leather Fabrics Compare to Real Leather?

Faux leather (also referred to as “leatherette” or “vegan” leather) is often considered as a lower cost alternative to genuine leather. Genuine leather is in high demand and for good reasons. Real leather has an inviting feel, it provides exceptional durability, and quality leather improves with age. In a previous blog, we discussed two types of faux leather: bi-cast and bonded leather. Here, we continue the comparison with two additional types of faux leather: PU faux leather fabric and PVC faux leather fabric.

PU Faux Leather Fabric

PU leather fab

Reducing Exposure to PBDEs

PBDEs is an abbreviation for polybrominated diphenyl ethers, which are man-made chemicals that are widely used as flame retardants in a number of applications, including plastics, electronics, foams, and textiles. In recent years, studies have shown the negative effects and potential health risks associated with PBDE exposure and steps are being taken to ban the use of these chemicals.

 

What is Bonded Leather?

The low cost of bi cast leather and bonded leather may sound appealing. Many people are drawn to leather for its long-standing reputation of providing superior comfort and durability. It is important to know the differences in types of leather in order to receive the maximum value for your investment. There are many different types of leather from which to choose, but not all leather is created equal. Some upholstery fabrics have leather components, such as bi cast leather and bonded leather, but they simply do not compare to 100% genuine leather hides.

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How Garrett Leather Defines Quality

Customers often tell us that Garrett Leather is a trusted resource because they can rely on receiving superior quality products, consistently. We take this responsibility very seriously. Garrett Leather upholds the strictest quality standards with thorough inspection procedures to ensure our customers receive the most valuable return on their investment.

Raw Material Selection

Superior quality leather begins with stringent raw material selection. Where the hides originate plays a major role in the quality of the final product. In South America, the warmer, d

QR Codes: The Benefits of Scanning

QR Codes: Love ’em, Hate ’em or Just Plain Ignore ’em?

QR codes, or quick response codes, are growing in popularity as the use of smartphones and other mobile devices continue to skyrocket. They appear every where. QR codes may be found in numerous areas such as on print advertisements, product packages, and even billboards. Are you a fan and scan or do you just ignore them? Have you wondered what QR codes are? Many people find them very beneficial, hence their growing popularity.

How it works:  QR codes are unique bar codes that may be sc