Creation Jez - Quality Leather Manufacturer in Montreal
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Leather has become a very specialized and sophisticated high-fashion fabric that requires a talented specialist to turn it into a quality garment. And just like our own skin, it requires care and consideration in handling to ensure its beauty and durability.

“Like a fine wine, a good quality leather garment should improve with age.”

The natural elasticity of each hide means it is flexible and will stretch and return to its original shape. Leather also has a natural tendency to repel liquids and resist staining. It's also fire resistant, and emits no toxic fumes, even when exposed to intense heat.

Relative to virtually all man-made textiles, leather is very strong and has a high resistance level to tears and punctures. The comfort provided by most leather goods is due in part to leather's ability to combine breathing and insulating properties. Because leather is a natural product, it 'breathes' freely, maintaining a comfort level in all seasons.

Please see our section on general care for tips on how to keep your Jez leather garments looking their best for many years to come.

A Brief History Of Leather

Leather has been made in various locations around the world for more than 5000 years, and the first tanners guilds have been traced as far back as twelfth century England. Although tanning methods have changed with new technologies, the end result is a product that has been valued for centuries.

The first step in the modern tanning method is to apply a protective treatment to the hides (whole pelts from cattle) or skins (the pelts of younger or smaller animals). Next they are put through a chemical process to keep them soft and flexible.

Now the tanners can work with the leather to adjust the thickness, color and apply a variety of finishes. The end product is sent to manufacturers, who cut and sew the leather into apparel and accessories.