Exotic, with regard to hides and the fact this is an American company, implies 2 things mainly - they are unusual, at least to 'Westerners' and they are from 'somewhere else' or other parts of the world, other than the US. There are some here that are farmed/harvested/tanned domestically, but most hold true to the above. They are all plentiful in population and allowed toi be tanned and used in this manner, by law. Please see the 'Guidance' section as well as each individual link for further information on each 'exotic' hide. To place an order, please call (212) 302.2332.