Chevre Crispe: Purple


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Purple 2-3oz Chèvre Crispe Goat Leather Hide

These Chèvre Crispe hides are 100% vegetable tanned process with mimosa bark by a tannery that dates back nearly 100 years. They feature a semi-aniline coloring which adds pigmentation to the foundation of the hide and results in a more uniform surface that gives you flexibility for how you use the leather.

Unlike cheaper semi-aniline finishes, the Crispe hides still reveal a very good amount of the natural leather grain with the added bonus of better protection from color loss and wear.

This particular Crispe has light top-finishing so you can choose whether to add additional dirt and moisture protection of your own. This means that the vegetable tan base can still be burnished for edges. Of the two chèvres, Crispe has a more matte look for a subtler look and feel.

Like our calf hides, we offer Goat Crispe in half hides that are the perfect size for experimentation or in full hides that can be used to create bags or other larger items. The sizes of the half and full hides range from 2.25 -6 square feet.

You can use goat chagrin for an entire project or combine it with smoother leather such as our boxed calf to create contrasting textures on the inside and outside. For example, you can use chagrin on the inside of a wallet for the pockets and smooth calf for the outside.

This particular goat chagrin has a great flesh side in addition to the face side. You can further burnish the back of the hide to use it for single layer construction, but it’s also thin enough to glue to another layer of goat or calf creating a finished face on both sides. All of our Chèvre leather is full grain without any buffing, splitting or correcting. This means that only clear skins make the grade and all of the details and grain are the natural features of the hide.


  • Thin 0.8-1.2mm (2-3oz) leather for smaller items or to combine with an outer or inner leather lining
  • Stiffer temper relative to the thickness for sturdier construction
  • A vegetable tan process that achieves a great look naturally
  • Allows for easier edge burnishing
  • Semi-aniline coloring combining a natural look with color and wear protection
  • Unique Chèvre grain that has a refined textured look

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