FAQs

Q: Can anyone purchase materials from your company?

A: YES, we are a wholesale and retail operation. We accept all major credit cards through Square and Paypal. We also do International Wire transfers for prompt International transactions.

Q: What do you do, do you sell finished goods?

A: We are a privately-owned distributor of high-end leather, suede and related materials. We do not tan hides or sell items made from them. We do not represent one single tannery or supplier. Our strength comes from selling superior quality hides from various suppliers representing international tanneries and finishing factories. They are selected for particular items that we feel, they excel at producing and we showcase and sell those items, referred to as ‘articles.’ THOSE LEATHER and SUEDE ARTICLES WERE THEN USED TO PRODUCE THE TRIMMING WE OFFER.

Q: Why do I need you, why can’t I just find suppliers and buy direct?

A: Finished hides are a craft to produce, with specific skills involved, resulting in a poor or superior finished product. To identify quality with regard to such materials is also a skill. There are many complex variables involved in knowing what the proper material for the destined use is. I would urge everyone using such materials, to consult and secure them through a company such as mine (we have been doing this for decades), to eliminate the risk and get what you truly want and need. There are many trying to unload poor goods that they have acquired in mass quantities. Please allow us to eliminate that possibility.

Q: Where is your price list?

A: There are several factors that contributed to working without one. The main ones are that purchases can be affected by quantity, in terms of discounts. We have always been flexible and willing to reward repeat shoppers and substantial purchases with savings. Also, we are of a strong belief that our materials are not finite goods and therefore should not be purchased by comparison shopping, with limited ability to truly compare such materials. Simply Email us with regard to Any item and we will provide a QUOTE when requested.

Q: Can I buy items without contacting anyone? Why are you not set up for ecommerce transactions?

A:  It would be nice. The most obvious reason is better explained elsewhere in this site. Many leather items cannot be ordered ‘to the exact yard’ like fabrics. Also, it will greatly reduce incorrect material orders if customers at least have a brief consultation before actually purchasing these types of items. You can provide all order information, ask as many questions as need be, by Email. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to hearing from you.

Q: Why are some items more than others, with regard to price, when they look similar?

A: With Trimming Materials, it comes down to 3 factors. The Material that is being produced Into Trim varies in cost and then price The amount needed to create that specific trim varies greatly. The actual labor involved in creating certain styles of trim also can vary quite a lot, simply more time and skill involved in the manufacturing process.

Q: How have you arrived at your prices for your particular goods carried?

A: All hides are NOT created equal. Again, the processes, from selection to finished goods, are truly a craft and as such, can be done in a poor or excellent manner. We only distribute top quality materials, that are priced accordingly. Although many of the goods are European and we are purchasing them with a weaker U.S. Dollar, we are doing our best to offer fair pricing.

Q: Can I get a brochure or catalog of your goods?

A: Our inventory is extremely large. Although, many materials are available at all times, some are changing with the times and trends. It is more accurate to request swatches, which we provide, for a small fee. (Use the terminology and online swatches provided, to create your request.)

Q: Is there a minimum to purchase your materials?

A: YES, many items can be purchased in small amounts. If the item requested is not in stock, feel free to ask what the minimum quantity and time frame are.

Q: Are all of your items for sale, displayed on your web site?

A: NO. If we put all of the items that we sell on the site, it would do more harm than good. We made the decision to provide an accurate and positive introduction to our goods for sale that is clear and easy to navigate through, in an online store. Not only can small amounts be ordered outside of our stock, many items can be referenced from our online swatches, and requested in alternate colors and finishes, being delivered in relatively short periods of time. Please just ask for ANY type of TRIM. We have a tremendous network of suppliers and so long as it is legal to obtain, we will make every attempt to get it for you.

Q: Can I return an item?

A: Items can be returned for store credit, if we are contacted within 3 business days of receiving the item. In extreme circumstances of misunderstanding or damage, we can provide a refund once our goods are returned for inspection. Shipping will only be refunded if the item is damaged or faulty. Please take your time viewing our web site and ask as many questions as necessary, to minimize misunderstandings, resulting in incorrect purchases. If the item has been custom-made, you own it. Please consult and communicate with us as well as possible with regard to these items to avoid issues.

Q: Do you have an actual store I can visit?

A: No. All contact is now Online. We welcome You all to coordinate with US anytime, receive swatches and purchase materials through Email @ Leatherimpact212@gmail.com.

Q: Can I get answers to questions outside of the business hours?

A: YES, this is a private business and to the best of our ability, we rarely stop working. Although, we can only ship goods out of our location on business days. An order can be requested with an email during off-hours, so that it is attended to immediately, the morning of the next business day and therefore the process will likely move quicker. This also allows time for common back and forth communication, to come to the proper final purchase.

Q: How do I know what size everything is and how much I need for a particular job?

A: Hides are a natural product and as such, flexibility and approximations must be used to get the proper amount of material for any particular requirement. I would always suggest ‘rounding up’ a total square footage requirement. Apply this to the Yardage of TRIM needed. We are here to help come to the correct yardage needed for your request.