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Glossary

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Term Definition
Tanning Process whereby putrescible (perishable) raw hides and skins are converted to leather.
Temper Term used to describe and measure the softness of the hide.
Tensile & Tear Strength Test performed to confirm the leather will not tear during normal shoe making stitching and lasting processes.
Thickness/Weight/Substance The thickness of the leather is measured in millimeters, the weight in ounces per square feet.
Toggle Dry Drying method used in softer milled/tumbled leathers to create a pebble effect and increase yield.
Traveler Identifying worksheet attached to each order of leather detailing each step of the manufacturing process.
Tumble The mechanical process to "tumble" the leather creating suppleness in the hide. Another term for Milling.