Goat Manufacture

Goat skin is the skin of a goat. It is usually treated with tanning agents to produce a leather material. This is frequently referred to as ‘Morocco leather.’ The type of goat most commonly used is the Black Bengal breed, which is Native to Bangladesh. This produces one other best quality goat leathers.

Goat leathers have been used and manufactured since the Ancient Roman times, it was said that the Ancient Gods and priests wore goatskin, meaning that it was very rare and covetable. Goatskin was used in Hebrew times as a sacrifice to the Gods because it was so valuable and the first evidence of tanning goat leather was found in the Bronze Age.

Goat skin can be produced with or without the hair that the goat has attached. It can also vary a lot in quality depending on the age of the Goat. Younger goats or kids produce the most versatile leather. Goat leather is available in Full-Grain, which means the fabric isn’t altered in any way from its natural form. This had a grain pattern and wears better. Corrected grain leather is usually used when the leather is of an inferior quality; the grain is rubbed down so that the leather has a smooth surface. Goatskin can also be made into suede.

Properties of Goat

  • Smaller hides as they are from smaller animals
  • Thin and Flexible
  • Extremely durable
  • Soft and Supple
  • Looks better with wear
  • Natural Breathability
  • Good Comfort
  • Patterned with a pebble grain surface
  • Water-resistant
  • Lightweight

Uses of Goat in Fashion Past and Present

  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Kid gloves were extremely popular in the Victorian Era and are still made today
  • Jackets
  • Shoe upper leather
  • Wallets
  • Briefcases
  • Handbags
  • Garments

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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