Nubuck is with special treatment leather. The dermis is gently wore off by a grinding machine, so that the skin appears velvet effect such as silk feeling. Due to nubuck is natural skin without any pigment, the requirement on crust is high. Generally, only 15-20pcs out 100pcs natural cow skins are qualified to be raw material for nubuck. We are professional nubuck manufacturer and producer for more than 30 years, we provide all kinds of nubuck in various thickness, color and style. Some colors can achieve water-proof function, it is elegant and high end, suitable for high end handbags, leather shoe (especially best choice for lady shoes and boots). Thickness 1.6-1.8mm and 1.8-2.0mm are first choice for Safety shoes, hiking shoes, military shoes.
Cow Full Grain Nubuck Leather
12/20 sq ft/side，25-45sq ft/pc
more than 80 running colors for options
1.0~1.2mm (0.8-1.0mm, 0.9-1.1mm, 1.1-1.3mm and 1.6-1.8mm, 1.8-2.0mm
Strong velvet, strong silk feeling, soft hand feel, excellent physical performance, high quality
Mainly on High end handbags and shoes, also can be used on Safety shoes, hiking shoes, military shoes
2,000sq ft/color (no MOQ for stock items)
3-5 weeks upon receipt of deposit
Color, thickness and feather (such as hand feel) can be customized if necessary
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Q & A
How to calculate usage rate?
Sincenubuck is natural leather without any pigment, it is hard to achieve 100% usage rate. It also depends on different products and position of the leather. General speaking, average usage rate of 85% can be defined as high quality. If usage rate less than 60%, it is typically defined as bad quality.
Regarding to Nubuck Selection?As it is natural skin without any pigment, it is hard to avoid defects such as white dots, scars, brands, neck wrinkle. Generally, our usage rate on Selection A is 85-92%, Selection B is 78-85%, Selection C is 65-78%, Selection D is 55-65%. Different ratio of Selection, price varies a lot.
Can all Nubuck achieve water-proof function?
It depends. Since in order to achieve water proof function, it should be done during process of dying. Normally we will do slight pigment on the final dyed color. But if with pigment, the waterproof function on the surface will be affected. As it is hard to control color variation, especially on bright colors, most tannery technicians can do 2-3 colors for water proof which is most familiar for him to handle.