Once we achieve this transformation, the leather can be finished in numerous ways to achieve the desired texture, pliability and water resistance. Tanning animal hides into leather is the science of converting animal proteins into a stable material that will not break down or decay.
Mossop Leather exclusively tan bovine cow hides. Our tannage process uses a high exhaustion system that yields a very stable material, excellently suited to make firm and compact shoe upper leathers. Our finishing processes use high efficiency applications that yield leather which is consistent in colour and performance.
Re-hydrating, Re-tanning, dyeing and fat-liquoring to give character to the leather.
Mossop receives wet-blue from its suppliers. We then rewet, set, stretch, sort, split and shaving and then up in the dye-yard. The dye yard, is all about giving the leather the ‘character’ that needed for a certain market. During this phase of re-tanning, you can change the look, feel, fullness, weight and colour of the leather to add the characteristics that make a particular bag, shoes, jacket, car seat or other end product stand out in the marketplace. It's in these combinations of processes that Mossop recycles around 15 million cups of coffee in water per year.
School & Belting Material
Our High Performance Split Leathers: Mossop proudly owns the Tek-Tan ® leather brand names which is used in South Africa, in the Far East and India – as the preferred leather for school shoe production for the UK Market. Applications include: School shoes, Commercial Footwear, Safety Footwear, Belts and Industrial Footwear.