Right after the well-deserved Easter holiday, Betangible.com will post some interviews with several fashion designers who are linked, one way or another, to the leather goods manufacturing industry in Andalusia (Spain). We want our readers to have a first person opinion about different aspects related to this traditional industry.

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Posted on April 21st, 2011
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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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Buckles, rings, snaps, clasps, zip sliders… can be sourced from local suppliers. These suppliers are used to deal with tough and demanding luxury brands, which are always searching for the best quality and service. Metal fittings can be made of different materials such as Brass, Zamak® – (zinc based alloy) or Nickel alloys among others.

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We have received several emails in which some readers asked us about the number and size of the companies that belong to the leather goods industry in Andalusia and Spain. After consulting official sources, we have made some charts that we hope are clarifying, so that our readers can get a global image of this traditional industry. If you still have further questions, please let us know.


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Posted on April 12th, 2011
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A very well known fashion designer told us, during a visit in the leather goods industry in Andalusia, that the way Andalusian leather workers manufacture leather goods reminds him of Swiss watchmakers such as Tag Heuer , Rolex and Piaget . Today, we want to share a video titled “Rolex – The Movement”, in which you can see the making process of a Rolex… We hope you enjoy it.

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Posted on April 7th, 2011
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First-level industries must be surrounded by other auxiliary industries that support the industrial activity and help the leading industry in its everyday work.  The Andalusian leather goods industry boasts more than a hundred companies that accompany leather goods manufacturers in their tasks providing products and services.

Leather suppliers in Ubrique are stocking in their warehouses millions of square feet of all types of leather. The leather comes from first-level European tanneries, mainly based in Spain, Italy and France.

 

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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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Posted on March 24th, 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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