Sheep Skin Properties: How to Identify

Sheep Skin

Velvety Touch: Sheep skin is tender and extravagate kind of leather. Very “Luxurious Leather” among all leather. Natural lightweight layers give it a distinctive velvety touch

Looseness: The Collagen Fiber in this skin are extremely thin and not closely interwoven and tend to run parallel to the skin surface, which in itself makes for looseness of its texture.


Lightweight: It is very light weight. Sheep skin is very light than cow of goat leather or buffalo leather. Lightweight leather among all leather.


Thin: Not all leather are thin as it. Sheep leather is thin. It is very thinner than cow or goat leather.


Less durable: The essential quality of this leather is its non-durability rather than Cow leather or Goat Leather. Perhaps any other leather except fish leather. Fish leather also very light and less durable.


Stretch: One of the problems with sheepskin is that it will stretch over time. Which makes ideal for making garments wear from this leather. In case of leather jacket which is why sheep skin is perfect for its nice and easy stretch quality.


Softness: sheepskin is usally easy to identify by touch. it is typically soft and delicate to the touch.  For example, Nappa Leather. This softness gives sheep skin a delicate felling during wear. Wearer feels the delicate fillings of having a second layer of skin.


Suppleness: Sheep leather has great suppleness quality.


Adaptability: It tends to give any shape easily. Very quickly wearer have his or her body shape in leather jackets made off sheep skin.


Moisturizing: This leather is moisturizing. That’s why sheep skin made leather jacket needs extra care during wear and must kept in well.


How to Identify Sheep Skin:

  1.  The pores of sheep skin are even all over the surface. Both pores (coarse and fine wool pores) and quite distinct and numerous.

  2.  Soft and Silky Texture.

Sheep Skin or Sheep Leather using in Leather Jacket making.

     Fig: Details of Sheep Skin or Sheep Leather

Writer Bio:

R K Hannan





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