What Is Camel Leather?
Camel Leather Hide
Camel hides are not a very well known leather hide, but they are much stronger than normal cow hides, they have around 10 times the amount of fibres compared to cow hides. This makes the camel hides extremely strong, durable, extremely resistant against tear and very scuff resistant.
The world population of camels is around 27 million, camel population since 1961 has grown considerably from around 14 million to what it is today of around 27 million and this number is increasing every year. Africa has by far the largest population of camels in the world, other countries like Pakistan have around 800,000 and Australia with around 700,000, Africa has around 13 million camels.
Al Khaznah Tannery in Abu Dhabi are looking to make a difference in the industry with the commercial farming of camel hides.
The only issues they face with this is camel hides compared to that of cow hides are much smaller, as camels have long legs and a rather short body compared to cows.
One area that has taken up the use of the camel hides is the shoe industry. The reason for this is due to the leathers strengths and durability and strong grain structure they have with there, being 10 x per cm more fibres than that of the traditional cow hide or shell cordovan leathers.
Suede Camel Leather Shoes
Ladies Camel Leather Shoes
Camel hides are mainly hand buffed and aniline drum rolled which retains its colouring and irregular shades making them unique. Veg tanned camel hides retain natural markings and colour shades that give them the distinctive look they have.
Camel Leather Satchel
The main use for camel hides is within the handbag industry and a great deal of bags are made from camel hides.
Camel Leather Tote Bag
Other areas tanneries are now marking to are the furniture industry, but as the skins are very small in comparison to standard cow hides, it makes them extremely expensive compared to cow hides.
Camel Leather Cushion