South Asia has a long history of producing high-quality leather. The process of leather tanning in underground pits dates back to 1800 years old Indus Valley civilisation.
Crust Leather is a leather article which is dried after tanning but not been dyed. When it comes to chrome-tanned leather, it is known as “chrome crust” and, for vegetable-tanned leather, as “vegetable crust”. Crust leather is rarely processed. Generally, the leather is dyed and finished before processing.
Crusting is the most important part of crust leather production. The main stages of the crust leather production process are called, preparatory stages, tanning, crusting and surface coating.
The crusting process starts the time when the hide is thinned, re-tanned and regressed. Often a dye method is included in the crusting. Also, part of the crusting process includes drying and softening.
At the stage, WF Leathercraft obtain crust leather skins & die them with vegtan color.
After dying the skin with colors, wax is being applied on them. wax protects that leather & its color even in moisturized weather.
Pull Up Leather is one of the most popular leathers that we offer mainly due to it’s high quality and beautiful natural appearance.
Pull Up leather is an oil and wax rich leather that is completely natural, unaltered and rugged yet soft and supple to the touch. It has a unique natural appearance which lightens in color when stretched during wear to produce a unique worn-in effect with time. Due to this soft and scratch-sensitive finish, the leather quickly gets a beautiful vintage-patina.
During the tanning and finishing process the leather is colored with aniline dyes that are impregnated with natural-based oils and/or waxes instead of being coated with paints and pigments. The oils and waxes tend to darken the original aniline dye coloration, but “pull up” the lighter color when stretched and pulled. The oils and waxes provide even more beautiful shading and unique, subtle color variations. This aniline dying process allows the scars, scratches and wrinkles that occur naturally on the leather hides to show through the finish.
Pakistan, in particular, is famous for the export of high-quality leather all over the world. The ancient art of pit tanning has evolved with time, and now modern equipment are used by tanners to produce leather with a consistent look, feel & quality.