Why, despite the availability of high-tech materials, are leather gloves still very popular on the market? Here are the reasons.
The properties of leather depend largely on its type. We have tow types: grain leather and split leather. Grain leather comes from the top layer of animal skin, while the split leather (sometimes called suede) is the deeper part of the skin.
The features of these leathers are:
* has greater resistance to high temperature and abrasion
* it absorbs more water (not suitable for work in a humid environment)
* is partially waterproof
* enables precise grip (gripping small objects)
* smooth skin, not dusty
Regardless of the type of leather used in production, it is important that the glove is made of as few elements as possible, because the thread is always weaker than the leather. This applies to all types of gloves. Therefore, skilful sewing (e.g. double stitching) and production quality are crucial for a satisfactory quality of the glove.