How to tell if Leather is Real

author Tyler Printz   10 год. назад

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I-Team: Buying a Leather Sofa? How to Know if it is Real Leather

by Dana Fowle Aired Jan. 13, 2017 Buying leather furniture is an investment. You want it to last. But, after a recent Call for Action tip, it became clear that not all leather is created equally. We brought you a Call for Action complaint. A viewer's leather couch started peeling. He said it was sold to him as leather, but he later found out it was something called bonded leather. Well, we got quite a few emails and calls from you about the very same thing. So we set out to find out .... Keena Felton's peeling couch got a fix from Call for Action, our in-house group who mediates disputes. They got him a new couch, but he also found out that his leather sofa wasn't exactly what he thought it was. It's a bonded leather sofa which is a leather material, not the whole skin of an animal. Bonded leather is made up of "left over pieces of leather blended together." You might hear it called by a few names - like "reconstituted" leather or "blended" leather. It can look like the real deal. We showed a few samples to Eric Len, a Fox 5 photojournalist and asked him to pick his favorite. He picked the very soft, almost buttery feel of the bonded leather. And the price is certainly more appealing. Upholsterer Holger Mejia showed us samples. The one Eric Len picked, he says, runs about $6 a square foot. These two true leather pieces run about $17 and more than $20 a square foot. Holger Mejia says, "If somebody says this is original leather, this is a leather sofa, we are talking about $3,000. $4,000 a sofa. Because to have one hide of cow is over $700. Just one. And one sofa take almost three hides." But you should know what you're paying for. Real leather can certainly be very expensive, but bonded leather does have issues, too. Holger Mejia sees a lot of problems with bonded leather, "I found in this business it starts peeling. That's what a lot of customers come tell me they have this problem." A bonded leather product should be labeled as such. But make sure you're asking a salesperson the right questions. Also flip it over. If it's a couch, unzip a cushion and look on the back side. Real leather looks like this. A bonded or faux leather, generally, has a man-made backing like this one. Both real and faux leathers have their pros and cons. Just know what you're getting so you aren't disappointed later.

How leather is made

Leather is one of the earliest crafts, dating back thousands of years. The hides and skins come from many parts of the world to be used in realizing car interiors, sofas and armchairs. To keep it always smooth and nice, you have to take care of it.

DHARAVI LEATHER MARKET | Mumbai | Leather jackets at a cheap price !

In this video we have explored Dharavi,Mumbai's Leather market.Which is the second largest leather market in India.Get to know how to identify genuine leather from fake ones.Also get to know the price range and bargaining margin of this market. EXCLUSIVE - UIC T-Shirt : CAT Bag shown in the video :!NNNN # P.O.BOX details - number - 9238 , post office, Ghatkopar [west] , mumbai-400086, Maharashtra,India. #WTV ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #MUSIC CREDITS 1.Lakey Inspired , Jordan Reddington Heres the link to his Awesome Collection : 2.Fareoh - Cloud Ten [NCS Release] NCS playlist on Spotify → ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My Gear : 1.Vlog camera : 2.Yunteng 188 Extendable Selfie Stick : 3.JOBY Tripod : 4.My Mobile : 5.Sony Tripod : 6.DSLR Camera : 7.Voiceover Mic : 8.Pop Filter : 9. 32GB Memory Card : 10. Zoom H1 : Playlist to Weekly Tuesday Vlogs : ----------------------------------------­­---------------------------------------­-­--------------------------- #urindianconsumer !!==–..__..-=-._; !!==–..@..-=-._; !!==–..__..-=-._; !! !! !! !! !! \\\|||\\\|||\\\ \\\|||\\\|||\\\Ur Indian Consumer \\\|||\\\|||\\\\\\|||\\\|||\\\ Subscribe to Ur IndianConsumer : Facebook Page [ur like will make my day ] : Twitter page : Google + page : Instagram : Snapchat id : uicprasad \\\|||\\\|||\\\ \\\|||\\\|||\\\Ur Indian Consumer \\\|||\\\|||\\\\\\|||\\\|||\\\

Tyler's Vlog: The truth about Genuine Leather. Episode 1.

What is Genuine leather? Is Genuine Leather good? What is Full grain leather? What is bonded leather? What is Top Grain Leather? For my first vlog I answer all these questions and go into detail about the different grades of leather, how they're used and what to look out for. Please subscribe to our channel by clicking here- If you want to take part in the goodness that is full grain leather please visit the Rugged Material website here- My Camera Setup: Camera- Vlogging Lens- Microphone- Vlogging Tripod- Professional Tripod On A Budget- Best Value Light Kit- GoPro Hero5- Tactical Camera Bag- Best All Around Memory Card-

Buying a Leather Bag? Look for These 3 Things

Like every fashion accessory, us guys have so many choices when it comes to leather bags, such as weekend bags or duffels. Hundreds or brands, styles and price points to choose from. Which one should you buy? How much should you spend? How do you know if you're getting your money's worth? HUGE thanks to LeDaveed for supporting The Modest Man by sponsoring this video, and for supplying me with one of their awesome travel duffels to use as an example of high quality materials and craftsmanship. LeDaveed: This video should help you make the best possible purchasing decision, but know this: With clothing and accessories, I believe in buying the highest quality you can afford at the time. This is especially true with leather goods. Cheap stuff will fall apart and have to be replaced, plus it won't feel or look as good. High quality stuff could last for years or even a lifetime (or longer). That said, the principles I'm going to talk about in this video apply to any leather bag you might purchase - no matter what brand or price point. No matter your budget, size requirements or aesthetic preferences, you should be on the lookout for the stuff I'm going to cover in this video. Now if you do have the budget for a high end bag, I recommend buying one, especially if you like to buy stuff that will last a very long time. Trust me, you won't regret it! — SHOP THE VIDEO ▪ Leather Duffel → ▪ Polo shirt (similar) → ▪ Watch → ▪ Messenger bag → (don't expect it to last more than a year or two) — MY GEAR ▪ Canon T6i → ▪ Laptop → ▪ Laptop stand → ▪ Lens #1 (50mm) → ▪ Lens #2 (10-18mm) → ▪ Lens #3 (24mm) → ▪ Lav mic → ▪ Desk mic → — YOUTUBE MUSIC → — STYLE GUIDES ▪ Free E-Books → ▪ Premium Guide → — FOLLOW ME ▪ Podcast → ▪ Instagram → ▪ Twitter → ▪ Facebook → ▪ Private Group → — Contains affiliate links // Stay stylish!

How to tell if Leather is Real. I filmed this in Italy.

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