Is patent leather really leather?

Answer Patent leather is a chemically treated leather with a shiny surface. Any kind of leather can be coated with lacquer to make it shiny. The coating is applied in the final stages of finishing, after ... Read More »

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Is patent leather real leather?

Patent leather is made from animal leather. It is the process the leather goes through that turns it into patent leather. This process includes three coats of a polyurethane and acrylic solution wi... Read More »

I LOVE leather goods. But I love animals more so I dont buy leather, Do they REALLY skin animals alive?

I'm sure they're skinned when they're dead. But I'd rather not support the industry in the first place.As one of my facebook buddies posted "Every dollar you spend is a vote for how you want the wo... Read More »

Who invented patent leather?

American inventor Seth Boyden (1788-1870) created patent leather in 1819 and started the first patent leather factory in the United States, according to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Boyden'... Read More »

How to Get Scuffs Off Patent Leather?

Patent leather, often used to create shoes, belts and handbags, has a smooth, high gloss finish that protects it from absorbing water or stains commonly found on other types of leather. However, pa... Read More »