A tutorial on how our Golden Hands create pull-up leather

06 December, 2016
At Stahl we believe in the power of education and information. We share our expertise with our partners, the industry, and students that represent the future of our industry. This way we are able to create even better solutions that contribute to a future-proof industry full of endless opportunities.

Tutorial video on pull-up leather
We strive to share our know-how throughout the industry and that is why we took on a challenge and created an in-house tutorial video with one of our Stahl experts and Golden Hands: Paul Spierings. Paul is a Senior Technical Advisor at Stahl who takes you along in his day-to-day activities. He explains how pull-up leather is made, as it’s one of his favorite leather finishes. In the video he offers an exclusive look behind the scenes of our leather application lab at Stahl headquarters in Waalwijk. 

And as Paul likes to say “Pull-up leather is mainly used for the shoe and leather goods industry because it highlights aspects like growth marks and black lines from the barbed wire. And that’s why the big brands love it… and I do too!”

Behind the scenes facts
It took the film crew one entire day to capture the entire process, from the crust to finished leather. Up front Paul already prepared several sides, which made it easier to film. So we didn’t have to wait for 6 to 7 hours before the hide was entirely dry. And Paul? He explained the process for at least a few times, keeping his enthusiasm high. 

Have you become curious about pull-up leather?
We hope you enjoy the video as much as we do and that you get as enthusiastic about pull-up leather as we are. If you have any questions about the products we used in the movie for making this article or if you want to let us know what you think about our new video, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always open to share ideas or listen to great stories. 

Of course we appreciate it if you share this video with other professionals, in order to create beautiful leather products by sharing and working together. This way we are able to say, without a doubt, that if it can be imagined, it can be created. 


Do you have questions regarding this topic: please don't hesitate to contact us