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Leather Gloves

All About Leather Gloves
Helilai have a distinguished heritage producing the finest leather gloves, but there is more than meets the eye when producing a pair of shooting gloves, or a pair of peccary driving gloves.
So then, what exactly goes into making a pair of leather gloves?

LEATHER
The leather used by Helilai for their gloves is a by-product of the food, wool and dairy industries. It is a completely renewable resource.
Leather is a natural product with special characteristics that make it comfortable to wear, and give it great strength and flexibility. Because it is a natural product, with its own unique variations, nuances of colour, and markings, every piece has its own individual characteristics and natural beauty.
Helilai discerning leather buyers and designers select only the finest leathers and materials for their gloves.

Hairsheep
It is generally acknowledged that the best leather for gloves is hairsheep cabretta leather.
This top grade of leather is mainly sourced in Ethiopia and Nigeria. It has great strength, plus the important benefit of natural elasticity, which helps the glove fit properly.
The sheep that provides the leather grows hair not wool, hence its name. As a consequence of its environment its leather is ideal for making fine gloves. Hairsheep leather is finer and less bulky than other leathers. Its major benefits are softness of touch, suppleness, strength, and lasting comfort.
Hairsheep is very durable and is particularly suited for the manufacture of dress gloves.

Deerskin
The finest deerskin comes from North America, which is where Dents buys its deerskin leather. Deerskin, like hairsheep leather, has the benefit of great strength and elasticity, but has a more rugged appearance with more grain on the surface than hairsheep. It is most popular in men’s gloves and some ladies’ styles of weekend gloves. It is very hard wearing and heavier in weight than hairsheep leather.

Sheepskin & slink lamb
Sheepskin leather is often called shearling. It is widely used for casual and country gloves. It is very warm in cold weather, and has its own natural wool lining from the wool on the sheep. The leather is heavier and firmer than slink lambskin.
Lambskin and sheepskin gloves are normally a looser fit than other types of leather gloves, and are often worn with casual or country clothing.

Cowhide
Some lower priced gloves are occasionally made from cowhide leather. This leather is generally considered too thick and bulky for the majority of glove styles, particularly finer dress gloves. It is however, used for some casual styles of glove.

Goatskin
Occasionally used for gloves, it is hard wearing but coarser than other leathers. It is normally used for cheaper gloves.

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