It is the oldest material used in the manufacture of gloves, a natural, breathable and flexible product, which covers much of the common risks of most industries. Leather is characterised by its durability, dexterity and thermal resistance.
It comes in two forms: garin and suede.
Layers or leather
It is the best part of leather (outside of the dermis). It provides touch, flexibility and high mechanical resistance.
Inner layer, considered as a by-product thereof. It is generally harder and heavier than leather. It has good resistance to cutting, drilling and heat (depending on thickness) and aids grip on wet or damp objects.
We can distinguish suede between:
The following typology can be established depending on the type of animal that the leather comes from:
Depending on the animal, the skin can be classified into:
To improve its characteristics and the level of benefits, the leather may undergo various treatments, such as:
There are many combinations of materials (fabric and coating material) and are determined by the desired properties to the glove. For example, we can highlight: