Guys, guys, guys!! Tandy leather just released a new veg-tan, chrome-free leather series that has gorgeous, bright colors. LASERED GARMENT LEATHER, HERE I COME! (If it turns out to laser well–which is a big if.)
Check this shizzle out:
Tandy says, “These extremely soft cowhides offer an amazing sense of luxury. Just one touch and you will be sold. They are exceptionally pliable with a beautiful pebbled grain. Whether you are making garments, handbags or other fashion accessories, you will be very pleased with this high-end leather. This leather is veg-tanned from free range cattle which could account for some holes and range marks to be present. Chrome free.”
Weight/Thickness: 2.5 to 3 oz. (1 to 1.2 mm)
Average size: 18 to 20 sq. ft. (1.67 to 1.85 sq. meters)
Here is the colors list:
Right now they’re selling for $190 per hide, so about $10/square foot. When I have a Forge or other access to a laser, I’ll experiment and report back.