\n6 Interesting Facts About Leather You Didn't Know\nLeather is one of the most consumed goods in the fashion and garment industry around the world right now. It is also one of the oldest industries dating back thousands of years. The main reason for this is the toughness, resistance and versatility of the product.\n\nMany of us own multiple leather products, from leather jackets to quality branded wallets and trainers. Everywhere we go, people are wearing leather one way or another. It is impressive how leather has so many uses and is still used so heavily today.\n\nThere are many myths and misconceptions surrounding leather and leather products. Below we will debunk the myths and explore facts about the material that may not be so obvious. \n6 Interesting Facts About Leather You Didn't Know\n\n\nLeather is one of the most durable modern materials\n\n\nLeather is so widely used because of its durability. The material is one of the most durable on the market - not only does it look good with its classy appearance, but it is also hardwearing, long-lasting and natural. If cared for properly, leather can last for years.\n\nOf all the leather types - Full-grain leather is the highest quality and the most durable. With the correct attention and care, the material can last more than five times longer than other fabrics. Full-grain can last decades, in some cases over 100 years.\n\nAt Hidepark, we care about the design and quality of our garments. All the garments in our range have been made specifically for Hidepark, to our high standards of manufacture. But, before this occurs, we will have sourced and purchased leather of the correct quality, selected linings and trimmings best suited to the style and designed patterns to ensure the best fit. Only then is a Hidepark label mounted in the garment and it becomes ready for sale.\n\nLearn more about the types of leather used to make our high-quality jackets. \n\n\nLeather products date back to 3000 BC \n\n\nLeather is said to be one of man’s earliest and most useful materials discovered. Throughout history, leather has been used for protection, decoration and clothing. The earliest usage dates back to 3000 BC.\n\nBecause of its durability leather has been used throughout history and much like today, leather was very much ingrained in everyday life. And it is clear that leather is a product we will be using for many years to come.\n\nModern technology and new developments have allowed for innovation within the clothing industry. As processing methods develop so have the expansion of this martial and its possible applications. \n\n\nLeather does not fade in the sun with proper care\n\n\nGood leather care will keep your item in top condition for years. As one of the most versatile and comfortable items in your wardrobe, leather is an investment for the future as well as a great item for today, and it needs to be treated as so. If treated right, these products will look and feel as amazing as they did when you first put them on.\n\nDespite what many think, leather products do not fade easily. With proper care, the colour of your leather will stay put for years. Unsure of how to properly treat your leather goods? Take a look at our blog post ‘A Guide to Leather Jacket Care’ to ensure you are getting the most out of your leather products. \n\n\nWhite Leather is the most difficult to produce\n\n\nBrown, black and other coloured leathers are extremely easy to dye and do not require any specific leather quality to create. However, white leather, on the other hand, is the most difficult leather to create. This is because leather, as a rule of thumb, is a very coarse and hard-to-manipulate material, which makes it so popular. However, this makes dying it white difficult, as the dye is prone to cracking and does not set.\n\nThis means that when creating white leather products, only the best leather quality should be used, to ensure there are no noticeable changes in texture.\n\n\nLeather is a naturally renewable resource\n\n\nLeather is a renewable resource - if the leather was not being produced it would be replaced by a much larger synthetic leather derived from harsher non-renewable resources. \n\nSustainability has been a widely spoken about topic in recent years, and products such as leather can be bought up within these discussions due to its use of animal by-products. However, leather is only a by-product and is not the sole reason for raising livestock and with the rising level of meat consumption, there is an increasing need to use this by-product which produces leather.\n\nWith it being a natural resource leather is a renewable product that is long-lasting and repairable making it a sustainable choice.\n\n\nFaux Leather is made with the same qualities as genuine leather\n\n\nFaux leather is made out of a number of artificial materials that are chemically treated to provide a leather-like colour and texture. The two main methods of construction are polyurethane (known as PU leather) and polyvinyl chloride (known as PVC or vinyl). Due to the method of construction, faux leather often has a uniform pattern, which is a result of the pattern-pressing process and tends to be more water-resistant than real leather. Faux leather is made to replicate the feel of genuine leather, with its main characteristics being hardwearing and durable. \n\nWhile we always recommend a real leather jacket over alternatives, there are some benefits to faux leather items; \n\n\nMore waterproof than real leather\nCheaper to purchase than real leather products\nMore colour options are available\n\nWhilst faux leather jackers can be a cost-effective alternative, it is overal not as sustainable as real leather, and we always advise opting for a real leather jacket if possible.\nLooking for exceptionally crafted leather products? \nHere at Hidepark, we offer a wide range of leather products, from ladies' leather jackets to men's shooting vests and new season bags and accessories. The majority of our products are manufactured using full-grain Napa and top-grain Nubuck leathers, and suede, providing a variety of styles and colours, using the highest quality materials.\n\nIf you are on the hunt for the perfect leather jacket this autumn. Hidepark is the place to be - browse our full range of products featuring many of the finest leathers available on the market in one easy-to-navigate place.\n\nContact our friendly team for any enquiries, or check out our FAQs for more information on our quality leather products today.