Here are thoughts about how a successful exotic leather tannery operates:
1) They have a steady, consistent source of raw materials. A good tannery cannot reliably provide material to their customer base without the steady stream of raw resources. Typically the best tanneries will get materials provided by farmers.
2) Good planning – Materials are typically harvested by farms and from the wild a few times a year, but raw material can be stockpiled. To get the best pricing and the best raw materials, good planning should be in place. This allows a tannery to operate at low costs and provide the best prices.
3) Special Handling – A good tanner will know the ins-and-outs of how to tan a specific type of skin. Not all skins are made the same, and exotics require extra steps and equipment to tan them to the highest grade, luxury quality that is desired.
4) Understanding of Cuts for the highest grades – The best tanneries know how to tan Alligator with the leg material attached, ostriches with quill points intact without any holes or transparency in the skin.
5) Expert chemistry – Expert tanners understand the chemistry and components of each individual skin and how best to tan it to get the desired outcome.
6) Good Organization – Exotics are often regulated species that require tagging, weighing, and registration so they are accounted for from the beginning of the process to the end.
7) Emphasizes Consistent Quality – Quality is important along every step of the process of material acquisition, tanning, finishing, drying, and shipping.
All exotic leather tanneries that are profitable and provide grade A exotic skin will have all the above standards.
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