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What is the difference between Calf and Softcalf?Updated 8 months ago

"Calf" and "Softcalf" generally refer to leather made from the hide of a young calf, but the term "Softcalf" is often used to describe a specific type of calf leather that has undergone additional processing for a softer feel. 

Calf Leather:

  • Traditional calf leather is known for its fine grain, smooth texture, and durability. 
  • It comes from the skin of young calves, typically less than 6 months old. 
  • Calf leather is commonly used in the production of high-quality shoes, bags, and accessories.

Softcalf Leather:

  •  Softcalf implies that the leather has undergone special treatments or finishes to enhance its suppleness. 
  • The additional processing could involve treatments to make the leather more pliable and comfortable from the start. 

In essence, while both are derived from calf hides, the term "soft calf" indicates a specific treatment or finishing process aimed at achieving a softer and more supple leather. 

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