Glove leather should be soft and flexible so that fingers and palms do not experience any resistance during their movement application. . Glove leathers, at the same time, should have reasonably good strength with smooth surfaces and must not contain any hazardous chemicals which is harmful to human skin. To achieve these properties very careful selection of raw materials and proper selection are necessary.
Suede is another type of fancy leather characterised by its fine velvety nap on one of its surfaces, exceptionally softness and practically no stretchiness like a piece of cotton cloth.
The last and the most important operation in a tannery today is finishing where the leather surface is coated with a nice looking, coloured or colourless, high end fashionable durable film.
Non tainted leather absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and causes trouble like the growth of mould and fungi. So, increasing the interfacial tension between leather fibres and water and thus reducing or almost completely eliminating the wet ability with water by depositing water-repellents in the leather substance.
Lining is one of the very few leathers which come in direct contact with human skin and so, it should be totally harmless to the human skin in terms chemicals applied and the process of tanning and at the same time be durable.1