Leather and Fur Tanning

Forms of Leather Used in the Production of Rojé Wholesale Leather Hides

There are two main processes involved in the production of Rojé Exotic Leather products.

Vegetable-tanned leather is tanned using tannin (hence the name “tanning”) and other ingredients found in vegetable matter, tree bark, and other such sources. It is supple and brown in color, with the exact shade depending on the mix of chemicals and the color of the flesh. Vegetable-tanned leather is not stable in water; it tends to discolor, and if left to soak and then dry it will shrink and become less supple and harden. In hot water it will shrink drastically and plasticize, becoming a rigid and brittle material of little use. Rojé stingray belts are made using this type of tanning for their backside.

Chrome-tanned leather, invented in 1858, is tanned using chromium sulfate and other salts of chromium. It is more supple and stretchier than vegetable-tanned leather, and does not discolor or lose shape as drastically in water as vegetable-tanned products. More esoteric colors are possible using chrome tanning. Most of our stingray leather handbags, stingray leather wallets, stingray leather accessories and stingray skins are made using this method to keep the colors vibrant and alive.

Do you ship to my country?

Every shipment with exotic skins, that leaves USA requires USFW inspection and/or CITEs export/re-export certificate.

For our international buyers we have NO minimum order requirements as long as all Fish and Wildlife fees and international shipping are covered by the recipient.

  1. NON-CITES species including: stingray, shark, ostrich, zebra and eel.
    • USFW inspection is $93.00/shipment
    • Paperwork processing $120.00/shipment
    • International shipping via UPS expedited or UPS saver
  2. CITES species such as: Caiman, Nile Crocodile, Freshwater Crocodile, American Alligator, lizard and python. Fees:
    • USFW inspection $186.00/shipment
    • CITES certificate $75.00 for re-export and $100.00 for export (alligator only)
    • Paperwork processing $150.00/shipment
    • International shipping via UPS expedited or UPS saver

    On average NON-CITES shipment will cost in $320.00 in fees and shipping, CITES shipment on average $650.00/shipment in fees.

    Customers that can order $5000.00 minimum for CITEs shipment or $2500.00 for NON CITEs are NOT charged for Fish and Wildlife fees.

Please contact Natasha@rojeleather.com if you ready to place an order or if you have any questions.

In addition, we will NOT ship to any US forwarding company that is not authorized to process Fish and Wildlife shipments. To insure that all rules and regulations are followed we process all international shipments in house or will send skins ONLY to US authorized licensed customs broker with an active USFW permit.