Animals have been a lucrative source for meat, milk, and skin since ages. The skin is exported to countries where they are used for building different fashion products across the world. Apart from sourcing milk and meat, Goats are also used for making different products of leather such as shoes, wallets, cases and much more. The goat’s skin is harnessed for manufacturing real leathers with the skin-hide being used widely for producing leather products.
Popular breeds of Goats used for their skin
Black Bengal goats are found widely in Bangladesh, the eastern region in India, in states of Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar, Assam, Tripura. They are predominately found in brown, black and grey variants and rarely in white.
of the most popular breeds of goats which are used for their skin is Black
Bengal. They produce a very low yield of milk, however, in comparison to be
popular for their meat and milk, these breeds are more known for their skin.
The skin of Black Bengal is used widely in the production of chamois leather
that is highly valued for its typical shine and durability.
popular goat breed, whose skin is widely used for generating leather is are
Damascus Goats. They are also known as Shami, Aleppo, Chami, Halep, Damascene,
and Baladi. They are found across the territories of Syria, Cyprus, Jordon,
Israel, Turkey, Palestine and Lebanon. In India, the mixed breeds of this goat
that are crossbred with Boer and Sirohi goats are found in parts of Telangana,
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka.
Damascus goats are found in varied shades of grey with white, dark and beige
colors which are used for making leather products and accessories.
known as Tellicherry, these goats are native to Kerala that are widely reared
for its milk, meat, and skin. Their skin is popular in the tanning industry who
further use it for generating shiny leather products such as gloves and boots.
What are the advantages of goat skin?
is popular for its shine and durability that makes them the top choice for
generating genuine leather. The skins of goat are typically referred to as
Morocco Leather. The kidskin used to make shoes, different accessories and
gloves are traditionally made out of goat’s skin.
stated, the very reason for using goat’s skin in preparing leather products is
due to its high durability. They are long-lasting and do not get destroyed
irrespective of how roughly you use it.
the tanned leather acquired from the skin of the species is considered more
durable in comparison to the non-tanned ones. The tanned sheen renders it a
typical softness making it a perfect choice for preparing gloves and boots.
to prepare a range of leather products
are widely used in the footwear industry considering the high-quality leather
acquired from the breeds. Apart from footwear, the goatskin is also used for
preparing book bindings, bota bags, and kefir.