Difference between leatherette and leatherEco-leather or leatherette is a fabric soaked in polyurethane resins that achieve a finish similar to animal hide or leather.
The advantages of leatherette labels are its ease of stitching thanks to the thinness of the material and the lack of defects, whereas real leather labels present the need to discard a large amount of material to produce high quality smooth labels.
Another large advantage to using leatherette labels is that they are cheaper than leather, due to the almost total absence of raw material scrap.
On the other hand the disadvantages of leatherette labels should not be underestimated, as they tend to wear easily, are non-recyclable, and they do not always feel soft to the touch.
The printing techniques used by Esseduemoda to customise leatherette labels are the same as those used with real leather unless the support material is not suitable for that particular technique.
Esseduemoda always tries to fully support and advise their partner, in order to ensure the creation of leatherette labels that are perfectly suited to their needs.
Real leather comes mostly from cattle, sheep, goat, ostrich etc. thanks to a tanning process, where the hide of the animal can be transformed and used in the creation of real leather labels for fashion accessories.
The main advantages of real leather labels are their resilience, lasting softness, biodegradability and, above all, its animal origins mean that they very rarely prove irritants to human skin.
On the other hand, their main drawback is the higher production cost in comparison to artificial leatherette labels, and this is predominantly caused by the high wastage leather working produces, especially if the required look is smooth and refined leather.
The leather used by Esseduemoda is guaranteed by the CITES quality brand, ensuring that the hide belongs to animal species that are not endangered. This ensures that leather labels can be easily exported.
Real leather Esseduemoda labels can be produced using different printing techniques
Hot imprint, serigraphic print, dry relief, high frequency, embroidery and stitching, delavè and vintage finish, laser.
The choice of print or customisation techniques for leather labels depends on the kind of product and on the style and finish requested by the client.