White goat leather that is made from local Northeastern hides. Farmers and hunters supply the hides, which are a by-product of the meat industry. This leather has a coarse grain that has been corrected for uniformity with a matte, smooth surface-feel. To process, the skins are first cleaned and dehaired with lime and water. Following the cleaning, they are then run through a fleshing machine to clean the backs, allowing the tanning process to penetrate more evenly. A chestnut tannage is used, which alters the protein structure of the skin, preventing the hide from being susceptible to bacteria and decay. They are then semi-aniline dyed, meaning the dye penetrates throughout the hide for full color penetration. Then, a pigment is applied to the top of the hide to ensure consistent color on the top surface. Bright white leather is typically harder to achieve using vegetable tannins due to naturally dark color in the tannage. The last step includes a top finish for maximum stain resistance and longevity. It is offered in 2 oz (56 g), with 0.8 mm (0.03 in) thickness. This leather is primarily available in white, but can be dyed in any color. All orders are considered custom, and take approximately 3 weeks to complete. Applications include wallets, handbags, furniture, apparel, and books.