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  1. The Story of Camel Hair by S. Stroock & Co.


    February 17, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The Story of Camel Hair is a short and useful guide to the wonders of camel hair. First published by┬áS. …
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  2. The Craft of Hand Block Printing


    August 16, 2013 by Ville Raivio

  3. How to Identify Quality Leather


    July 25, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    This thread is where it’s at: hide parts and their qualities, signs of quality leather on finished shoes, glossary of …
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  4. Sea Island Cotton Characteristics


    June 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Cotton is everywhere. Nearly 25 million tonnes of raw cotton fabric is grown annually, with six countries holding the production …
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  5. Characteristics of Russian Reindeer Leather from 1786


    May 19, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The following info leaflet is attached to G.J. Cleverley’s leather goods made from the elusive Russian reindeer leather sourced from …
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