Minimum Order 1 Full Hide

Leather is sold by the full hide, but measured and priced by the square foot. Average hide is approximately 50 square feet. 

Vegetable-Tanned Leather - See Prices Below




VEGETABLE-TANNED LEATHER is tanned using tree bark and various other plants. It comes in various thicknesses and colors. Characterized by its firmness, strength and lack of elasticity, vegetable-tanned leather is used for a variety of purposes, including crafts (e.g., leather carving, leather stamping, etc.), belts, saddles, harnesses, holsters, shoe soles and some luggage. Vegetable-tanned leather features a nice, smooth finish with the color struck through.

Did You Know?

Order as Little as 1 Full Hide.

We offer custom dyeing if one of our many stock colors do not fit your needs.

We can certify most of our leathers for FAA Airplane use.

All sample requests are FREE and sent within 1 business day of your request.

CUSTOM-DYED leather and other Special Orders are available. If you don’t see the color or type of leather you’re looking for, no problem! Rich Leather has relationships with tanneries worldwide and we can special-order leather for you.

Contact us with your special order today!

Double Bend - 9 to 10 ounces, 18 to 24 square feet

Double Bends (Level 1 and Level 2)

The double bend comes from the back of the animal, from the shoulders to the butt area. It is the thickest part of the hide and is practically free of blemishes, such as wrinkles or barbed wire scars, that occur in other cuts of leather.

Cutting Double Bends for Highest Belt Yield
Natural Double Bend is the ideal choice for beautiful, high-quality belts. The size of Double Bends lets you cut extra-long belts and straps with minimal waste. The diagram (far right) shows you how to cut belts without any waste.

Double Shoulder - various thicknesses,

11 to 15 square feet 

V-Cut Double Shoulders

Available with a natural or black plate finish. These untrimmed double shoulders still have minimum waste and cost less per square foot! 

Vegetable-Tanned Side Leather

On an average 35"-wide side (shown below), there are approximately 10" from which you can get 8'-long straps and approximately 20" from which you can get 7'-long straps.
(Note: 20" also includes 10" from which you get the 8' straps.)  


Embossed Veg Tan - 9 to 10 ounces Full, belly trimmed) or 2 to 3 ounces (Sides)                         250 sq. ft. minimum order

Western Floral Embossed

Embossed Natural Veg Tan
Full hide-belly trimmed (average size 40 sq. ft.).
Perfect for saddles, western belts, etc.
9-10 oz, $10.99 sq. ft.

Discounted Prices While Supply Lasts!

Embossed Natural Veg Tan Sides
Perfect for decorative trim, purses, totes, etc.
2-3 oz, $9.99 sq. ft.

Tens of thousands of satisfied customers count on Rich Leather
for just the right product and price:
                                      3/4 oz Natural Sides                            $5.30
                                      5/6 oz Natural Sides                            $5.40
                                      5/6 oz Natural Culatas, Sides             $5.75
                                      7/8 oz Natural Sides                            $6.40
                                      9/10 oz Natural Culatas                       $6.75 
                                      9/10 oz Black Finish                            $7.75
                                        Struck-thru Culatas
                                      9/10 oz Walnut                                     $7.75
                                        Struck-thru Culatas

Tens of thousands of satisfied customers count on Rich Leather

for just the right product and price:


                                      3/4 oz Natural Sides                            $5.30

                                      5/6 oz Natural Sides                            $5.40

                                      5/6 oz Natural Culatas, Sides             $5.75

                                      7/8 oz Natural Sides                            $6.40

                                      9/10 oz Natural Culatas                       $6.75

                                      9/10 oz Black Finish                            $7.75

                                        Struck-thru Culatas

                                      9/10 oz Walnut                                     $7.75

                                        Struck-thru Culatas

What are Culatas?

The hide is cut across the back behind the double shoulder with the belly and hind quarters left on--gives maximum yield, especially for long and wide cuts--average 30 sq. ft.