Leather verification and appraisal service
Leather verification and appraisal service As we mentioned before, we already have 8year experience in manufacturing the leather, and got 5 leather experts in such industry. All of products are made by the real leather, and our experts could verify the leather by their bare eyes, or even though a little touch. And now we will give you 5 ways to verify if your goods are made by real leather. And also you could contact us directly and we will provide you a further appraise service.
Real leather has an inconsistent pattern of pores because it is natural. In contrast, manufactured leather has a consistent, repeating pattern. The surface itself can now be imitated quite well in terms of appearance. However, an indication of genuine leather are minor flaws in the surface, which occur, for example, due to injuries or neck wrinkles of the animal. Imitation leather, on the other hand, is produced uniformly "perfect" by machines.
Your scrutinizing gaze should therefore definitely be the Cut edges of the respective product apply. If you see a weave, smooth edges or multiple layers of material there, it's usually artificial, vegan leather, as genuine leather usually has a fibrous structure. The reverse side also provides clues: animal-friendly fake leather has a woven layer and fine, soft fibers - genuine leather is rather rough.
Real leather: Remember again, real leather is a natural material. So, when you run your fingers across it, it doesn’t feel perfectly smooth. Press your finger into the leather - the surface will stretch and wrinkle a bit, like skin.
Animal leather adjusts to the ambient temperature much more slowly than artificial leather. So if the material is relatively cool in warmer environment, this is also a good indication that it is genuine leather. Since the latter is also breathable, you can theoretically tell the difference between the two materials by their wearing comfort. Basically genuine leather also softer while imitation leather comes across as rather rigid.
How to spot fake leather: When you run your fingers across faux leather, it feels cold and unnaturally even. Also, when you press your finger into the surface, it doesn’t act like skin. Rather than stretching or wrinkling, the synthetic material simply depresses under your finger while still retaining its shape.
3. SMELL IT
Real leather: If you’ve smelled real leather before, you know it has a distinctive “leathery” smell - it has a natural, organic, skin scent that cannot be accurately manufactured. Leather itself has a special smell like animal odor; artificial leather has a pungent chemical smell that smells like plastic. However, there are also unscrupulous businessmen who will spray the smell similar to real leather in the artificial leather, and special attention should be paid when purchasing.
How to spot fake leather: There is no reliable way to fake the smell of real leather. Faux leather smells like plastic. If you smell a plastic and chemical odor, you can bet it’s synthetic.
4.Do a Fire Test
Another trick that you can try to distinguish fake leather from the real thing involves burning a small part of it to see how it smells. Genuine leather has a very distinct burnt smell that’s similar to burnt hair. On the other hand, the synthetic leather will definitely smell like burnt plastic. It’s not hard to tell the difference in appearance too, because real leather will only get a slight singe from the fire, versus a synthetic material that will actually go up in flames!
5.Do a Water Test
Pour some water onto it to check if it absorbs or repels the water. If the water just slides off or puddles, then it’s not the real leather. Because the real leather has an inconsistent pattern of pores because it is natural. In contrast, manufactured leather has a consistent, repeating pattern. However. if the water gets immediately absorbed then it is the real thing.
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