Cortina sells to the architecture and design hospitality industry, as well as authorized manufacturers in contract furniture, residential, aircraft, marine, automotive aftermarket, bookbinding, and motor home industries.
Yes, Cortina Leather is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.
Cortina Leather is committed to using only the highest quality hides from Heavy Native steers and cows from very specific regions of the United States.
Chrome tanned leathers are tanned with soluble chromium salts, primarily basic chromium sulfate. Chrome-free leathers are tanned with vegetable materials that are derived from certain plants and woods, often called bark tannins.
Any leather that receives all its color from aniline dyes only and has no topical applications. Natural markings are visible and are to be considered a unique part of each hide.
For "top grain" leather, the top layer of the hide (Epidermis) is buffed off to improve selection, remove excess markings such as warts, scars, and any remaining imperfections. Leather that has not been buffed or sanded is "full grain". The grain and natural markings, which many consider the hallmarks of fine leather, remain.
Approximately 8 lbs.
Our average yield is 65%, waste 35%.
Yes. Our cut-to-pattern program is a special service, providing complete cut parts for upholstered furniture in a broad range of fashionable leathers.
Yes. We have unlimited sewing capabilities in some of our international tanneries.
Yes. We have over 250 SKU's in solid colors, two-tones, and textures. We ship our in-stock programs within 24 hours from receipt of order. Please see our in-stock product descriptions.
Yes. Cortina Leather has a vast range of styles and colors to choose from, but we also offer custom orders with a 10 hide minimum. Our color-matching department is unparalleled in the industry, and we offer a large selection of embossing patterns as well as machine or hand tipping services to create a truly unique look.
Typically, we submit a 6"x6" strike off for customers' approval within 48 hours. Once the sample is approved, it will take 3 weeks to complete the order.
Yes. As an ISO 09001:2000 Certified Company, Cortina Leather firmly adheres to all EPA guidelines and government regulations as part of a company-wide policy to maintain the sustainability of our environment.
No. Our leathers do not contain lead.
Our leather is 100% post-consumer recyclable. Scrap leather is recycled to a company that makes small leather goods
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