75 Types of Leather Products (Every Crafers Hit List!)

So far as creativity goes, there are so many different leather product types ranging from customized leather products to commercial products and everything in between. In this article, I will give you the full details on various types of leather products so that it will better help you understand the scope of products in which leather can be applied.

So what are the types of leather products? There are several types of leather products and they include:

  • Leather Body Items
  • Leather Containers and Holders
  • Leather Household Items
  • Leather Religious or Magical Items
  • Sport Leather Items
  • Defense and Protective Items
  • Transport Items
  • Music Items
  • Pets Accessories

The above-mentioned types of products are the broad categories of leather products and subsequently in this article, I’m going to delve deep into the various kinds in each category.

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1. Leather Body Items

There are several leather products you could wear. These products are mainly carefully designed to make the wearer feel both comfortable and look great. Some of these leather made body items include;

  • Garments
  • Jackets
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Bracelets
  • Hats
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Sandals
  • Watch straps etc.

2. Leather Containers and Holders

Here we refer to the leather products you can use to carry or hold other items. They come in the form of bags or any kind of holders. The lady’s handbags as a matter of fact represent a significant portion of the leather product market. It’s not just a simple carrier item but a symbol of social status. When we talk of containers and holders, we don’t only refer to bags and handbags only but also;

  • Purses
  • Key Holders
  • Mobile Phone Holders
  • Phone Cases
  • Spectacle Cases
  • Laptop Cases
  • Airpod Cases etc.
  • Wallets
  • Card Holders
  • Billfolds
  • Briefcases
  • Portfolios Holders

3. Leather Home and Office Items

The household leather items remain relatively common in most homes. When it’s made from natural leather or vegan leather, you will find some form of leather products in every home. Here are a few.

  • Sofas
  • Hassocks
  • Footrest
  • Chair Backs
  • Armrests
  • Leather Wallhangings
  • Mats
  • Pets Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Leather throw, couch, accent, sofa, decorative, Lumbar Pillows, etc.

4. Leather Religious or Magical Items

People have also found a use for leather in the religious and magical space. These are products that help religious people to worship or used to decorate the house of worship. These typically include;

  • Drums
  • Skins
  • Praying Mats
  • Prayer Alters
  • Scepter
  • Amulets
  • Talisman
  • Flying whisks
  • Wallhangings etc.

5. Sport Leather Items

This is my personal favorite as this industry has greatly influenced the divestiture of leather products. There are more leather goods as there are sports and recreational activities. Some of the amazing leather products in these categories are;

  • Sports Balls
  • Sports Footwear
  • Shin guards
  • Sports Gloves (Baseball gloves, cricket gloves, soccer gloves, etc.)
  • Costumes
  • Masks

6. Defense and Protective Items

From history, leather has been significant as it was used as protective gear. There were also leather harness, belting, holsters, footwear, and armor covering. Today, leather forms part of a small fraction of the defense and protective gear. These mainly include;

  • Boots
  • Knife Sheaths
  • Holsters
  • Belts
  • Quivers

7. Travel Items

This includes all leather products that one may use or being used by the transportation industry when it comes to traveling. These include;

  • Car Seat Covers
  • Steering Wheel Cover and other Car Accessories
  • Neck pillows
  • Headrests
  • Saddlery
  • Harnesses

8. Music and Entertainment Items

This mainly pertains to leather products that have to do with products that play some form of a role in the music and entertainment industry. Here we mean;

  • Drums
  • Instrument straps (such as a guitar strap)
  • Musical instrument Bags or Holders

9. Pets Accessories

Pet accessories have also grown in popularity today. Now, almost whatever products humans use, there’s a possibility of a similar type of product for animals. So where does leather come in here? The application of leather made pet products can also be seen as leather products such as the ones below are made;

  • Collars
  • Chains
  • Gags
  • Muzzles
  • Harness
  • Saddles
  • Leash

Conclusion

The leatherwork industry has over the years seen awesome advancements in terms of leather processing and the making of products. It can be said that the variety of leather products on the market to go along way to give us an idea as to how far we’d come as a people right from the very beginning when prehistoric men tied pieces of leather on their legs to the sophisticated leather products we have today!

Kwabena

Hi! I’m Kwabena, the owner and founder of Favored Leather. I’m a huge Leathercraft enthusiast and I’ve been that for almost 13 years now. I'm excited to share my experiences and all the new stuff I learn each day about leather craft, leather cleaning & care, and everything in-between!

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