In the second chapter of this series of videos, we presented how leather goods manufacturers in Andalusia (Spain) cut the leather by hand. In a previous article, we also mentioned the three main ways of cutting the leather. Today, we want to show you another video in which you will be able to see how Spanish leather workers cut the leather using a die cutting machine and different cutting metal patterns. Due to the investment that a leather good manufacturer has to do in cutting metal patterns, die cutting is more efficient when a product is produced on a regular basis. For smaller productions, hand cutting is more appropriate.

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In this second chapter of the series, we want to show how leather goods manufacturers in Andalusia (Spain) cut the leather by hand. The combination of ancient tools and the expertise of Andalusian leather workers guarantee a precise hand cutting. We hope you enjoy the video.

 

 
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Luxury Brand Alfred Dunhill has a wide range of fine leather goods. The use of leather has been an integral part of the Dunhill business since the very beginning. Today we want to show you another video in which you will be able to see the manufacturing process of a double document case.

 

 

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Today, we want to share a video in which you can enjoy how a Louis Vuitton luxury leather good is made. The video is trying to show us that every single detail is important in order to create a luxury leather good. You can have a deeper look at several manufacturing processes in our category Manufacturing Techniques. We hope you enjoy the video.


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Although quality control tests are performed in every single step of the manufacturing process, a final test is performed before packing the leather item. Leather goods are checked one by one to meet Quality Assurance minimal requirements.

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Posted on March 31st, 2011
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Salvatore Ferragamo’s leather goods are associated with concepts like luxury and craftsmanship.

Today, we wanted to share with you a video in which the Italian brand shows the manufacturing process of one of their best sellers. The video shows the different processes involved in the manufacturing of a leather item. If you want to get to know more about the manufacturing process of a leather item, you can check our previous posts on this matter.

We hope you enjoy the video as much as we do.

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Posted on March 29th, 2011
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Edge dying (or edge staining) is the process by which the sharp edges of the leather are rounded by applying an acrylic dye in order to hold down the edge fibers of the leather. Several dye layers may be applied in order to get a soft touch on the edges, letting each coat thoroughly dry before the next is applied. A thorough burnish is also necessary to remove any hard finish.

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Posted on March 22nd, 2011
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Once all the pieces composing the leather item have been cut, they must be carefully assembled. This process is developed between the leather worker and the seamstress, who must work side by side in order to get the perfect finish.

The leather pieces are reinforced, when necessary, and the leather worker starts to join each of these pieces as if they were the pieces of a puzzle. This is one of the most time consuming tasks in the whole process since it is the actual making of the leather item, as customers will perceive it.

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Leather thinning or splitting is the preparation of the thickness of the leather for a particular work. Leather thinning can be applied both to the whole surface of the leather (Leather Splitting) or just to the edges of a particular leather piece (Edge Thinning).

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Leather thinning can be handmade by using a curved tool, which must be used with surgical precision in order to remove the proper amount of leather.

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Posted on March 4th, 2011
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Did you know that a wallet could be composed of more than 50 different small pieces? Each of the pieces must be cut with the greatest precision in order to get the highest quality. Leather goods manufacturers in Ubrique (Andalusia) are using three main cutting methods.

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  • · Hand cut: Only the most skilful cutters are able to cut the leather by hand. In order to do this, a cardboard pattern and a sharp blade are used. The cutter must also be able to select the proper areas of the leather for each part of the leather item.

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  • · Die Cutting (Press Machine): When there is a considerable amount of items to be produced, a metal cutting piece is made for each piece of which the leather item is composed. A press machine is used to cut the leather

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  • · Automatic cutting system (CAD/CAM Technology) : Although the investment in this kind of technology is very high, automatic-cutting system provide manufacturers with a multifunctional tool for the current times. CAD/CAM technology is really helping manufacturers to meet the needs and demands of the market since it helps you develop critical processes in the manufacturing of a leather item such as pattern making, easy pattern amendment and prototype & sample making. Automatic cutting systems are ideal for small batch production.

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