Maybe you are new in the market of leather scraps, or you simply want to improve your knowledge. We are happy to share with you some important points about leather scraps.
THE BEST LEATHER SCRAPS ARE FROM MANUFACTURERS AND NOT FROM TANNERY. This because in cutting for manufacturing you have as result bigger size leather scraps.
THE TANNERIES are not cutting in any way the leather. They just cut away the edge of the skins to make a better selection for the final customer. Many people do not know that within a certain distance from the egde of the skins the defects are not considered in the selection (they are accepted). That's basically the reason for what tanneries have leather scraps. In this case would be more accurate to call "leather trimmings".
THE SHOE FACTORIES have normally bigger size, expecially if they produce winter shoes or boats. Anyway, in many countries shoe producers attempt to use up to the last piece of leather; so it is pretty hard to find from them leather scraps.
THE FURNITURE FACTORIES have normally bigger size (since they have to cut leather for sofa), and in many countries the furniture leather is the main market for leather scraps. Anyway, the available colours are limited. This can be considered an advantage if you need classic colours, but also a limit if you need more fancy colours like yellow, green, blue, pink, and so on. These colours are not produced for forniture leather. Moreover, the furniture leather looks not so natural; some people have difficult to understand that is not artificial but genuine leather. Hence, generally speaking, furniture leather is not suitable for high class leathergoods.