The distinction between genuine leather and fake leather has always been a pain point for buyers of leather goods, especially when choosing branded women’s shoes. Because the shoes are very well wrapped, it is difficult to distinguish true from false through fiber. The following editor will introduce several identification methods.
1. If the surface of the leather is smooth, soft, plump and elastic, it is genuine leather. Synthetic leather feels like plastic, with poor recovery, and the thickness of the folds are similar to each other.
2. Natural leather has a strong fur smell, even after treatment, the taste is more obvious, while artificial leather products have a plastic smell without the smell of fur.
3. The cowhide has a certain thickness and fastness. It is characterized by small pores, uniform and tight distribution, plump leather surface, firmer skin than other skins, firm and elastic hand feeling.
The dermis is also divided into the first layer of skin and the second layer of skin. How to distinguish it?
The first layer of skin: it is directly processed from the original cow hide, or the cowhide is dehaired and cut into upper and lower layers. The upper part of the tight fibrous structure is processed into the cow’s first layer of skin. The first layer of skin is composed of a dense and thin fiber layer and a slightly loose transition layer closely connected to it. It has the characteristics of good strength, elasticity and process plasticity.
Two-layer skin: It is the two-layer part with relatively loose fiber structure, which is processed by spraying chemical materials or covering with PVC or PU film. The second-layer leather has a loose fibrous tissue layer, which can only be used to make leather products after spraying chemical raw materials or polishing. It maintains certain natural elasticity and technological plasticity characteristics, and its thickness is the same as that of the first-layer leather.