Leather 101

Throughout the history of mankind, we have used leather to protect us from the elements. Leather provides strong yet supple covering for our furniture that will outlast fabric 3 to 1.


Most leather for furniture comes from cowhide. It’s a by-product of the meat industry. It allows us to create valuable products from something that would otherwise be wasted. Only about one third of all leather hides are of good enough quality for furniture. Furniture requires large pieces without open scars manure burns and other imperfections. The vast majority of leather furniture found at Stange’s comes from the top 15% shown in the pyramid below.Supply

While some will use the split cowhide lower cuts shown below, the fattier tissue of splits lacks the strength & resilience of top grain leather. When you see a price that looks too good to be true, the furniture might be split cowhide.


Now through March 18th, acquire  warm supple long lasting leather seating for less during Stange’s Free Leather Upgrade Event

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