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Pubblicato 03/22/2017 16:09:00
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The main location where to purchase leather is a tannery. Unfortunately this presents some difficulties, both logistical/geographical than commercial. In Italy the tanneries come together, almost exclusively, in three hubs, Campania, Tuscany and Veneto, for people that do not live there the trip, besides being long is expensive. Moreover, according to the amount we need to purchase, there are two opposite problems arising, if quantity is small, the tannery won’t sell it, if instead the quantity is huge, not all means are suitable to transport it; pelts in fact, besides being cumbersome is quite heavy too. Another problem is that almost all tanneries are very specialized, having developed one or two types of pelts, designed for specific works, usually, in the storehouse of a tannery, you won’t find great variety.
Traditional traders with their stores overflowing with pelts, represent for sure an option for who wants to buy small quantities of leather. Usually a trader in finished leather has in his/her store a great variety that includes, for sure, bovine hides, goat sheepskin hides and maybe exotic hides, chrome and vegetable tanned leathers, footwear and leather goods items. It will be more difficult to locate horse leather or leather for furnishing or for saddles making. Unfortunately even traders, like tanneries, are concentrated in the manufacturing districts closet o the tanneries for ease of going there to select and move materials, or close to the footwear or leather goods producers. In a few word sit is very hard, for people that don’t live in places of great tradition in manufacturing leather, going to pay a visit to the store of a traditional trader.
Answering the question "where to purchase leather" is quite easy: online! Buyleatheronline.com for instance offers a click away, the possibility to buy chrome or vegetable tanned leathers, specialised articles like leather for saddles or leather products for the furnishing, pony skin, hides for clothing etc. In few words anything easy to locate, select that you can expert at your home quite soon.