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Leather for Footwear and Artifacts

The fascinating fusion of art and science in the production of high-quality leather for boots, shoes, bags, suitcases and belts of refined elegance.

From the Journey of Raw Skin to Refined Elegance in Over 60 Years of Tradition and Advanced Technology

The global market for footwear and artifact leathers is dynamic and influenced by a number of factors, including consumer demand, fashion trends, environmental considerations and regional preferences. Leather phases, such as wet blue, semi-finished and finished, play distinct roles in the leather supply chain.

In the intricate world of leather production for footwear and artifacts, the journey from raw animal skin to refined elegance is a fascinating blend of Durli Leathers 's tradition of over 60 years and its cutting-edge technology. A crucial stage in this process is the tanning phase, where the raw hides undergo a series of transformative treatments to achieve the desired characteristics.

Leather for Footwear and Artifacts Durli Leathers

Wet Blue Full Substance Leather

ABCDE classes

Wet Blue Leather Whole and Half

ABCDE classes
Customized thicknesses

Semi-finished leather

High quality specifications and grades sourced from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and the USA.

Finished leather

Customized according to specific projects.

The Tanning Process

Our tanning process involves art and science to transform raw hides, traced from their origin, into high quality, durable, supple and aesthetically pleasing leather for shoes and artifacts for our customers. This process involves several stages, each of which contributes to the quality and characteristics of the final product.

1 - Skin preparation

The process begins with the preparation of the skins, which only come from selected suppliers and comply with all our standards and certifications. These skins are cleaned to remove impurities and other parts applied in production processes in other sectors, such as gelatine, for example.

2 - Tanning agents

Tanning agents play a crucial role in transforming hides into leather. Common agents include vegetable tannins, chromium salts and synthetic tannins. The choice of tanning agent influences the color, texture and properties of the leather for footwear and artifacts.

3 - Wet Blue

After tanning, the hides are transformed into Wet Blue intermediate leather, the result of the tanning process, which forms the excellent basis for the development of the next levels, Crust and Finished. Wet Blue leather retains a high water content, making it supple and suitable for the following processes.

4- Crust or Semi-finished

It is the result of the transformation of Wet Blue leather that has undergone the retanning and drying processes. In the retanning process, Wet Blue leather is dyed, shined, dried and softened. This stage aims to reduce the moisture content, improve the feel of the leather and prepare it for the next stages of production, which in many cases are carried out by our customers in their in-house finishing processes.

5 - Finished - Finishing touches

The final stage involves applying finishes to achieve the desired look and characteristics. Finishes can include painting, engraving, polishing and softening. This stage not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of leather for footwear and artifacts, but also confers specific properties, such as water resistance or a glossy finish.

Leather for Artifacts

Market Applications

The leather produced through this meticulous process finds its way into the thriving footwear and artifacts market. The choice of tanning method and the finishing touches allow our customers to fulfill a variety of consumer preferences, from shiny riding boots to the refined elegance of luxury leather products such as handbags and travel bags.

Sustainably sourced leather for footwear and artifacts

Environmental considerations

As the leather industry evolves, there is an increasing focus on sustainable and ecological practices. This is part of Durli Leathers 's commitment to the world market. We continue with the incessant development of alternatives to traditional tanning agents, different recycling initiatives and strong commitment to waste reduction also in the production of leather for footwear and artifacts.

At the forefront of innovation and environmental responsibility, we transform tradition into elegance.

Elevate your products with the excellence of Durli leather.

Get in touch and ask our team about leather for footwear and artifacts.


+55 (41) 3306-1300