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Craft Leather

The craft market is widely renowned for its diversity of creative expression, mainly represented via souvenir outlets, fashion stores, and the various cottage craft industries around the world.

After many years of working with our clients, Packer Leather has engineered a special vegetable tanning process designed to enhance the unique characteristics of the leather with the needs of the craft market in mind.

The core products stocked in our retail outlet are K-Whip and K-Craft.

K-Whip

K-Whip is Packer Leather's premium quality kangaroo leather suitable for whip making, braiding, and leathergoods manufacture. Packer Leather whip leather is preferred by Hollywood prop contractors and was used exclusively in whips provided for all four of the Indiana Jones movies, and the Mask of Zorro. It is available in five colours:

Saddle Tan   Whiskey   Black   Brandy   Natural
Saddle Tan*   Whiskey*   Black*   Brandy*   Natural*

K-Whip features unique properties such as:

• Superior tensile strength
• Drum stuffed process
• Premium selection
• Very durable grain properties
• Good embossing characteristics
• Available in a range of five earthy colors

K-Craft

K-Craft is a lightly finished, low sheen Kangaroo leather suitable for use in craftwork, bookbinding and jewelry making. It is available in six colours:

Saddle Tan   Whiskey   Black   Brandy   Natural
Saddle Tan*   Whiskey*   Black*   Brandy*   Natural*
               
Brown*                

K-Craft features unique properties such as:

• Very good tensile strength
• Good selection
• Lightfast/Colorfast finish
• Very durable grain properties
• Good embossing characteristics
• Additional colors can be ordered on request (minimum quantities apply).

* Colors are an indication only. The appearance of the grain texture is not representative of K-Leather.

Other kangaroo craft products include:

K-Bookbinding
Packer Leather produces some of the finest bookbinding leathers using premium lightweight Kangaroo leather. We produce K-Bookbinding leather in a standard organic wattle process, or a traditional tannage designed with longer lasting properties.

  • Standard colour range includes Black, Natural, Brandy, Burgundy and Navy.
  • Standard thickness is 0.5-0.7mm.
  • Available in a crust only.
  • *Price and Minimum purchase quantity on application.

Classical Kraft
Recently developed, Classical Kraft is a semi drum-stuffed organically tanned lightweight Kangaroo leather that possesses excellent glazing properties.
Ideally suited to be used in Small goods, Bags, and Accessory type leather goods, Classical Kraft also features fine braiding qualities.

  • Standard colour range includes Black, Saddle Tan and Whiskey
  • Standard thickness is 0.5-0.7mm.
  • Available in a Glazed or non-Glazed finish.
  • *Price and Minimum purchase quantity on application. 

Kangaroo Fur skins
Packer Leather produces a chrome tanned fur along with a bark tanned fur made from Kangaroo skins.

Chrome tanned fur is typically used in the production of jackets, cuffs, collars and linings of high fashion garments, along with certain styles of comfort footwear. Bark tanned fur is mainly produced for floor mats, decorative art, soft toys and souvenirs.

Chrome Tanned Fur:

  • Available in a Red species Kangaroo, exhibiting a very soft leather base and a fine rur that highlights a natural blend of red and blue tints.
  • Average size range: 4.5-7sqft.
  • Selection: A,B,C grades
  • Available in drum loads only or purchased individually through Packer Leathers retail shop.

Bark Tanned Fur:

  • Available in both a Red and Grey species Kangaroo.
  • Average size range: 5-7 sqft.
  • Available in drum loads only or purchased individually through Packer Leathers retail shop.

Packer Leather also produce cowhide options for the craft market:

Red hide
Using premium grade Australian hides, Packer Leather produces an Authentic Red hide leather specifically designed for Whip making.
Engineered on an Alum tanned process and hand greased for a consistent finish, this leather is highly regarded within the Whip making industry of Australia.

  • Standard thickness range: 2.5-3.5mm
  • Average size range: 21- 27 sqft
  • Available in a premium, standard and lower grade selection

Natural Embossing
Packer Leather is renowned by the local craft industry for producing a superior embossing leather. Available in multiple thicknesses, this product responds well to tooling the grain, and is particularly good for moulding shapes. This leather comes in a natural russet colour.

  • Standard thickness range: 1.5-3.5mm
  • Average size range: 21- 27 sqft
  • Available in a premium, standard and lower grade selection
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K-Craft Specifications Summary

Thicknesses Features Performance Benefits Performance Options
0.9-1.1 Premium thickness Kangaroo Ultra-durable

5 standard stock colors in Whip

0.6-0.8 Super tensile strength Super strong 5 standard stock colors in Craft
  Hi-density fibre structure Low mass, lightweight properties Add foils
  Maximum skin size Optimum surface cutting Drum stuffing
  Eco friendly organic process Vegetable tanned Matt or No finish
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