Meet Our Leathers
Meet Our Leathers
The leather currently used by Songmont is mainly top layer cowhide, as well as cow suede and vegan leather products that will be launched in 2023.
Types of Leather
The cowhide can be divided into multiple layers, the outermost layer is the first layer of leather, followed by the second layer of leather. Its strength, elasticity and breathability are not as good as the first layer of skin.
How to distinguish leathers
Look: pore, wrinkle
Smell: natural aromas
Touch: have a beautiful soft and subtle touch
According to different leather processing methods, the leather will eventually show different textures. We currently have tumbled leather, box calf with hand rubbed texture leather, tree trunk texture calf leather with sponge-composite and embossed leather.
Tumbled leather is done by spinning the leather in a machine with many small stones.The tumbling process softens the leather and creates a more evident grain and smooth surface.
Box Calf has a special treatment process,in which the leather could transforms from a beautiful matte to a shiny gloss depending upon lighting. And it offers more stiffness and rigidity than other chrome-tanned leathers.
Calf leather with sponge-composite
The tree trunk texture calf leather with sponge-composite is based on the first layer of cowhide, and a layer of sponge is added between the two layers of cowhide. Because this layer of sponge has thinned the suede layer of the leather, the thickness of the leather will be thinner than that of ordinary leather, but at the same time it will feel softer and curative.
Embossed leathers are leathers that have been stamped with steel engraved plates. Our embossed bags are selected from the top layer of cowhide suitable for embossing, with elegant and classic crocodile patterns, the best choice for those who enjoy a structured bag.
We only use top layer cowhide leather, which will age beautifully over time and develop a unique lustre. Due to the natural leather‘s features, it has no waterproof layer, so please avoid contact with liquids such as rain, snow, water, cosmetics, chemicals, etc. When not in use, we recommend storing the bag in a warm, dry, dark place, preferably in a dust bag.