Everything you need to know about skin and leather

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When travelling to Turkey it is highly recommended that you buy leather goods.
Skin and leather have become desirable goods due to excellent prices.

The raw material, preparation and workmanship are all cheaper in Turkey.
Leather shops in Turkey are in abundance and thus provide a large unlimited selection.
When buying skin and leather you have to make sure that the stitching and lining are of a good quality. However, you do not need to worry about the quality of the leather itself as it is always the genuine article.
Here is a list of the most common types of leather:

Nubuck Calf skin once the outer skin layer has been removed
Suede Originates from many different animals and is the underside of the skin.
Noplin Surface prepared skin that is “sparkling” - originally made for the Russian market.
Merino Very soft Australian lamb skin which is available at a reasonable price
Napa Smooth leather which comes from a wide variety of animals - usually good quality
Silk is the best quality and should come from lamb
Washed leather Easy to work with and machine washable

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