Types of Suede Leather
- Nov 24, 2018-
There are a huge range of leathers and various types of suede leather available which is dependent on the type of animal hide used.
Predominantly made from the skins of lambs (they’re lighter and softer than their older counterparts), this pliable, brush textured suede with a velvet nap is the most lightweight and delicate type of suede widely available. Although as mentioned suede is not waterproof, sheepskin suedes are excellent at keeping out that cold wind and damp during the Winter months.
Pigskin is not quite as popular as sheepskin, being much tougher and firmer in texture. It can still be used to create suede but with a much shorter soft nap on the surface, and is typically longer lasting than other suedes.
Just like sheepskin, calves produce much softer hides than fully grown cows. Creating a suede with a coarser nap, it’s not as popular as the previous options but can create a very durable leather if you’re after something incredibly long-lasting.