LEATHER

Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skin.

The physical properties of leather:
  • High tensile strength.
  • Resistance to tear.
  • High resistance to flexing.
  • High resistance to puncture.
  • Good heat insulation.
  • Leather contains a great deal of air, which is a poor conductor of heat.

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 ..because of the "documentation of truth" concept taken from Calle's work me an my group were more intrested in the actual production stages of leather. We thought first about leather in terms of clothing and how people wear leather accessories like bags without thinking about animals that had to die to produce those bags,shoes,clothes etc. By recording the process of leather making we could disclose the sad truth about an orgin of this material. Even though most people know that leather comes from animals, it is rare for them to actually imagine the dreadful process that is production of leather.

The leather manufacturing process is divided into three sub-processes: preparatory stages, tanning and crusting.

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 References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather_production_processes

http://www.muirhead.co.uk/OurLeather/Leather-Properties.aspx

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