To ensure a good leather performance each company must take some care from the moment it receives the raw material to the moment it sends the final product to the consumer.
Although leather is a quality material, it is also a fragile material that needs some care. In this sense, so that the leather performance is not compromised, there are some aspects that should be checked throughout the process.
Aspects to consider:
Standards: before you even receive the leather, establish clear and realistic standards with your supplier.
Substance testing: if you change suppliers or have doubts about the processes used by them, we recommend that tests be performed to verify the substances used.
Testing: it is important that you check the performance of the leather before it is used in production. This can be done by performing various tests, such as resistance, fastness, or dry cleaning. Later, you must also retest each batch to ensure that the performance has been maintained. Although it is a laborious step, it is an essential one, because it will allow you to see if the final product is as you imagined.
Aesthetics: Another important aspect of leather performance is of course its aesthetics. To be able to evaluate it correctly, you should consider some aspects such as: touch, softness, colour, smell, and shine.
Shipping: Last but not least, shipping the product to the final consumer should not be neglected. A shipment done in bad conditions can easily negatively affect the leather’s performance, for example finishes can stick in humid conditions. Ensure that the product is well packaged, and transport is done in a careful way.
It is important that you do all the necessary tests, as well as pay attention to all the aspects that are mentioned above, in order to ensure that your final product is of quality and to ensure that the leather’s performance is not lost throughout the process.