Our series of videos “How to make a leather item” try to show how leather goods manufacturers in Andalusia (Spain) use their skills and savoir-faire in order to make worldwide recognised leather goods.

Today, it is the turn of “leather skiving”. Leather is skived in order to make the edges thinner so that the parts that need to be folded in do not get a double thick every time any edge is folded in. The video shows how a leather worker skives the parts that eventually will form a wallet using a traditional leather skiving machine.

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27th July 2011

Dear Logbook,

Today, we arrived in the factory and the faces of the leather workers were looking forward to the deserved break after a whole year of hard work in the leather workshop. We can see several cardboard cartons ready for shipment. They are separated in three different batches by destination. The manager has been absent from the workshop for the whole morning. He has been in the office. He must have been preparing the production plan for the end of August.  At 8 pm, the bell of the factory rang. All the leather workers wished happy holidays to each other while they were tidying their work tables. In a few minutes the workshop was in silence. As in a theatre, the house lights were dimmed. The next act will be performed in three weeks. HAPPY HOLIDAYS…

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Posted on July 28th, 2011
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The second part of the “leather moulding” manufacturing technique (video)  contains the final tasks of the whole process . You will be able to see how the moulded leather piece is shaped and finished. Although the videos show a continuous process , all the tasks cannot be developed in a row, I mean the leather worker has to wait for some time before starting the nest step. We hope you also enjoy this second part.

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In this forth chapter we will show you the third way of cutting the leather in leather goods workshops in Andalusia (Spain). Some of the leather goods factories that are collaborating with Betangible have automatic cutting systems in order to have better response time and be more flexible in minimum quantities. Another advantage of having automatic cutting systems is that it turns to be more cost-effective for productions with many different styles and products.

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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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As we announced in previous posts, we are preparing a series of videos in which we want to show the actual work that is performed in leather goods workshops in Andalusia. Today, we are happy to present you the first video. It shows the very first step of the whole process in the workshop. We are keeping the real noise in a workshop because it is very illustrative of what the video shows. We would also like to invite you subscribe to our Youtube Channel by clicking here… We hope you enjoy it.

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