Leather is produced by tanning the animal skin and rawhide. More often, the skin of cattle is used for formation of Leather. Leather can be produced at a wide spectrum from the scales ranging from cottage industry to bigger heavy industries. Leather has been used as a raw material for a number of finished products like bags, purses, wallets, belts, shoes and hats. The extraction of leather is considered as a little costly affair and thus, genuine leather products are often expensive.
Leather is available in a number of forms based on the part of animal skin or hide that is taken. The strongest and longer lasting section of animal hide lies just beneath the hair. This part of hide has a tighter pattern of grain and thus, the leather taken from this part of hide is called Full-Grain Leather. The full-grain leather is a very durable form of leather which is also the strongest one.