Ethical sourcing: Ethical sourcing is a sustainable and conscious approach to supply chain management and sourcing. It is part of the procurement process of sourcing materials and technologies based on a highly selective partnership strategy.
BOM: BIll of materials - list of materials used in the product.
CBD: Cost breakdown - list of cost elements used to price the product.
SCoC: Supplier code of conduct.


Full grain: Leather that has its surface left completely intact, showing all natural characteristics of the hide.
Shell: A dense fiber structure found only in the hindquarters of equine animals.
Togled: Leather that has been air-dried after being stretched on a metal screen and clamped into place.
Vegetable tanned: A tanning method that employs vegetable liquors derived from tree barks. This method of tanning is very traditional and takes longer to achieve.
Corrected grain: Leather that has been sanded to make its surface more uniform.
Whole hide: Refers to leather created using a full hide, as opposed to a side, and typically intended for use as upholstery leather.
Patina: The aura or luster that develops in a quality piece of leather with age.
Crust: Leather which has been tanned (treated to become nonperishable) but not colored or otherwise finished.
Rawhide: Raw hides are only treated to preserve them, or stop them from decomposing, before tanning.
Splitting: Cutting leather into multiple layers or into side leather prior the tanning process.
Yield: The amount of usable leather produced from a hide.


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@Last update 1 March 2021

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