9 Key Differences Between Textile and Leather

Last updated on June 17th, 2023 at 06:46 pm


Normally textile means a flexible woven material produced by yarn or thread (made of natural or artificial fibre). Yarn is produced by spinning different types of fibres like cotton, wool, flax, nylon, rayon, etc. We can also say that textiles are formed by different techniques like weaving, knitting, felting, etc. For further details explore what is textile?


Leather is a material created by tanning animals or cattle hide and skin. Leather is durable and also flexible. It is produced in cottage industries as well as heavy industries at the manufacturing scale. Leather is found in four forms like full-grain, top-grain, corrected grain, and split. Leather is used to produce different types of goods like shoes, hats, jackets, trousers, belts, furniture coverings, etc.

Textile vs Leather

The core Differences between Textile and Leather

Raw materials are fibre, yarn, or fabric.
Animal or cattle hide treated with chemicals.
Great variety of colors can be found.
The variety of colors is less.
Less durable.
More durable.
Less expensive.
More expensive.
More comfortable.
Less comfortable.
Extensibility is high.
Extensibility is low.
Comparatively more difficult to clean.
Comparatively less difficult to clean.
Less hygiene.
More hygiene.
High possibility of air permeability.
Less possibility of air permeability.

So we can say that if we want to differentiate between textile and leather we should consider the above points.

You may also like: Cotton VS Wool – Which One is More Comfortable?

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