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What are Exotic Aquatic Leathers?

Fashion evolves fast. And now, the fashion-forward crowd has found ways to diversify and make the most out of the best available exotic aquatic leathers. Hagfish, Mahi-mahi, Arapaima, Stingray, Eel fish and others are commonly used for exotic leathers.

Wherever available, various fish species are used for procuring leather. However, aquatic leathers are no replacement to the age-old conventional bovine leather in terms of quality, durability, and variety of use. Aquatic leathers are now a days used sparingly for manufacture of fashion handbags and accessories and also used in the garment industry.

Aquatic leathers are easily recognizable due to their unique pattern. Such leathers have a pin-striped pattern on their skin. They are thin, yet strong because of the crossway fibre structure. Aquatic leathers are also easily dyeable and can replicate various colours.

However, the governments world-wide are responding to the calls to conserve exotic species and regulate the manufacture and sale of exotic, including aquatic leather products. According to the IUCN, each year, approximately 300,000 reticulated pythons are harvested from the wild in Indonesia and Malaysia to supply skins for the international trade in exotic leathers. In 2020, the USA state of California enacted legislation to ban the sale of many exotic leathers and leather products, including alligators and crocodiles. The bans went into effect on January 1, 2020 (alligators and crocodiles) and into effect on January 1, 2022, for caiman and lizards.

At Walletsplus, we abide by the law of the land and international guidelines, like SMETA and do not promote commercial use of skins of endangered species.

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Leather Card Holders

Leather Card Holders are such a simple, yet classy and trendy product. 

However, navigating in a labyrinth of available designs and styles tend to make us more confused rather than easing our dilemma. 

Let us help you choose a Leather Card Holder that best suits your needs and taste. 

A Leather Card Holder is a sleek product that any one can carry easily. Now a days people make lots of connection with other people for business or other purposes and exchange each other’s visiting cards. We all carry Bank and other cards for payment purposes because online payments are easier than carrying cash everywhere and every time. Hence, to store all our important cards, a Leather Card Holder come in as a very handy solution. 

Further, a Leather Card Holders is better than a wallet as it won’t bulge. Designer Leather Card Holders also come with a currency pocket for you to carry handy cash. You can carry it easily in your jeans pocket, shirt pocket or better still – breast pocket of your jacket. 

Some Leather Card Holders also come with magnetic or hasp lock feature that may also give you provision to carry some coins in it. Others may come with gusset shaped pockets to carry a score or so Bank cards. Still others would sport currency pockets. Hence, it is the functionality that dictates the most apt Leather Card Holder for you. 

At Walletsplus, we present a wide array of Leather Card Holders made from premium Vegetable Tanned Leather to be your companion for all your adventures of life. 


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Why Vegetable Tanned Leather?

Vegetable Tanned Leather refers to the tannage, or the technique of tanning the hides into leather. 

It’s called “Vegetable” because of the natural tannins used in the tanning procedure (unlike toxic tanning chemicals) like tree bark and the like. 

What makes Vegetable Tanning so unique is that it used to make a thicker leather and results in more body and character – perfect for bags, wallets, and accessories manufacturing. Vegetable Tanned leather always ages better and develops a rich patina over time. The most premium products manufactured at Walletsplus’ factory are from Veg Tanned leathers.

However, please remember, the entire process is very time and labour intensive, even taking up to six weeks to complete.   

The process of Vegetable tanning uses organic material and natural tannins derived from the barks, leaves and branches of trees and plants. This results in colours that are rich and deep in natural earthy tones. Vegetable Tanned leather also has a distinctively sweet, woody fragrance. Each piece manufactured at Walletsplus’ factory made with this leather has unique shade and nuances, which are a mark of genuineness.  

Please remember, Vegetable Tanned leather is always more expensive than chrome leather due to the longer manufacturing times and artisanal nature of the tanning process. It’s always the first choice to be used for high-end products.  

While Vegetable Tanned leather is more expensive than chrome leather, its many desirable characteristics make is a great choice for the few discerning leather buyers. It is Sustainable, delivers Eco-Fashionable products of a higher quality and is Chemical-Free in the tanning process. It provides great value for money due to its durability. It is also a fashion classic that never goes out of style.

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