Wet-Blue is tanned leather, which is called raw. This is due to some features of production: the leather is tanned, but not dried to the end, but only slightly squeezed. This allows you to achieve a unique effect of light dampness (familiar to many feeling the coldness of the palm when you spend it on the leather).

At the same time, wet blue can’t be called an organically pure product: while creating this skin, some chemical materials are used that allow it to retain its color qualities longer and provide durability. All materials that are processed wet-blue in the period from the soot-ash to tanning processes and at the stage of dyeing and fattening (including chromium), have been certified. So now you can safely buy wet-blue and not worry about your own health, especially since tanned leather is now produced exclusively with the latest technology.

A little background

The leather art of antiquity is comparable only with the history of the wet blue person (we say - art, not production, because the creation of leather products is not a soulless conveyor, but an investment of effort, time and a piece of the master's soul). Archaeologists have calculated: dressing and leather processing for at least 13 thousand years! And it is impossible not to notice that the skin not only did not lose popularity during this time, but also gained new momentum. Velor, morocco, shagreen, suede, crust and husky are just a few of the “branches” of the tanning industry. However, wet blue, which is sometimes called tanned or “wet” (“wet” in combination “wet-blue” is translated as “wet”) leather, occupies the special place in this chain. Selling wet blue leather is becoming more and more popular as the popularity of leather grows in general: it can be used to create different leather: light but warm jackets - hence, by the way, the name of "sheepskin"; the creation of shoes (for example, sandals, moccasins or demi-season boots); for the production of accessories: all kinds of covers, belts etc. It is worth noting that manufacturers of leather products are now divided into two conditional groups: large companies and private craftsmen. As for wet blue, it is popular in both categories.

Storage and care of wet-blue leather and wet-blue leather products

Not the single fabric can tolerate either frost or sunlight. However, the leather - including tanned - is even more fastidious than ordinary, lightweight fabrics. Therefore, storage of wet-blue and leather products from it requires certain rules, about which very few people know - and yet, these recommendations help keep the color and texture of the material longer. Consider them:

  • leather products from wet-blue should be stored in a dark cool cabinet, and the surface is better treated with the special leather care agent, especially when it comes to long-term storage;
  • wet-blue categorically can not be stored in plastic bags (this, by the way, is one of the main mistakes of novice leather production);
  • if we are talking about storing finished leather goods — for example, bags or shoes — they will not lose shape during storage if they are filled with newspapers.

There is absolutely nothing complicated in observing these rules - you just need to remember about them, and then buying wet blue leather and its further use will be an excellent investment.