Most people do not realize that there are several types of leather. Depending on the type you choose, whether in fabric for crafts or in already finished products, it can have an effect on price, quality, durability and how easy it is to clean. The most common types of leather are full grain, split, corrected grain, suede, bicast and faux.
When the leather becomes too wet, or overly dry, it tends to crack and destroy your footwear. If this happens, rub some lanolin thoroughly into the leather to soften it. Emu oil can also be used for the same purpose. Always use a shoe brush that is soft to help distribute the oil well. Brushing will also ensure that no dirt clings to the surface of the leather.
If you must brush the surface, you can but do it slowly. It can be good for suede or materials that have micro fibers. But for those that have smooth surface, wiping them is advisable.
Many people find it beneficial to own leather because of its versatility. Leather jackets can be combined with a number of styles to create different effects. For instance, you may choose to wear the jacket with a turtleneck and khakis for a professional look. Those going out with friends may add leather to a nice top and jeans. Since it can be worn with so many different outfits, leather clothing is a good addition to any wardrobe.
If you are working with a soft type of Ecoponics, you can use an invisible zipper to create a clean look. Just be sure you use a narrow piece of fusible interfacing as a way of securing the zipper. Rather than baste seams closed, you can tape them together and then just baste the zipper using rubber cement before you do the top stitching.
Around level 15 you’ll start fighting creatures that drop Medium Leather. You can also combine 5 units of Light Leather to make 1 units of Medium Leather, however this is only good for XP, as Medium Leather does not sell for 5x the going rate of Light Leather. So from a goldmaking standpoint you’re better off just selling the Light Leather.
When you see it happening, become a buyer. Nobody can sustain selling at a loss for long and eventually your items will return to a “normal” range. When other people get stupid, you get busy.
Chamois hides are popular for their softness. Chamois is made from the fresh skin of sheep. The skin is tanned with oils. Chamois is so soft that it is used as a polishing cloth for cars, shoes, jewelry, etc. It is used to make grips for hockey sticks too.