Marmaracık OSB Mah. Tabakhaneler 1.sok no:19 Ergene/TEKIRDAG
GÖKALP MAH. 32. SOK. NO :20
Zeytinburnu / İstanbul
From the auction houses, collectors or merchants, the skins are sent to dressing and dyeing companies. The dressing process covers cleaning, softening, preserving and drying the pelts.
Today, all fur types can be dyed to create vibrant fashion colors, from conventional dark to very light pastel shades. Furs can also be tip-dyed or blended to produce a more consistent color. In addition to solid color, new techniques mean that the opportunities to create patterns and special effects are endless.
The skins are then graded into color, size, length of hair and texture before being sent to the manufacturer.
The pattern of fur skin dressing and dyeing continues with very little change in technique.
Today’s fur dressing comprises the following steps:
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Soaking of the raw fur skins is carried out in order to make them soft and have a good basis for further treatment.
This is the removal of the flesh layer, “the thin membrane of protein, which, in life, separates the skin proper from the fat layers and organs of the body.”
It is done manually or by machine, the so-called fleshing machine.
The dirty skins full of natural fats are cleansed.
A solution of common salt, sodium chloride, and acids prepares the skins for the tanning process.
The pickled skins are transformed into durable fur leather. Tanning agents provide for the best quality of smooth leather.
The application of suitable fatting agents helps to give the tanned leather a permanent elasticity.
Excess water is removed from the skins.
Special sawdust drums tumble the fur skins in order to remove excess fat from the hair and to reach an optimum degree of moisture for the leather.
The fur skins are given their original shape.