Our goal is to furnish you with the finest leather, superior customer service and competitive pricing in a timely manner.
Manufacturer of the finest leather products
In the past 27 years, Annuri International Limited has become a successful mnufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of quality leather products produced to the highest standards. Our traditional style of leather workings can design or create products for large production runs to single custom items.
We supply creative leather to the fashion world as well as the interior design market. We use only the finest leather from all around nigria including the best of Sokoto and Kano State leather.
Specializing in leather design and distribution of our FCT Abuja warehouse, we are able to supply you with an infinite array of colours and textures. we are well known for our colours, textures and finish matching to client specifiations. we have no minimum quantity requirement and can supply large volume orders.
Being leather artisans and designers, not distributors or middlemen, our goal is to furnish you with the finest leather, superior customer service and competitive pricing in a timely manner.
History of Leather & the birth of Annuri
The hides of cattle are the main source of leather. Leather is a by- product of the meat industry. Therefore no cow loses its life for its skin. The leather process converts these hides into a viable and useful material. Because of the product nature of leather, it puts far less demand on the earth than synthetic leather, which are produced from plastics and petroleum based chemicals.
History of Leather in Sokoto
One of the most popular manifestations of this tradition in Sokoto is the culture of hides and skin. Evidence of this popularity is reinforced n the fact that an entire area in the metropolis, Shiyar Madunka is inhabited by mainly those who relied on the arts and craft for their livelihood. Sokoto is one of the major contributors to the livestock population in Nigeria. The country has 19.5million cattle, 72.5million goat, and 41.Smi11ion sheep, among others, according to the National Agriculture Sample Survey on Animal Census.
This reach tradition gave birth to the idea of creating Annuri international Limited. Incorporated in 1992, Annuri entered into leather works with new innovative skills that blended modern with tradition methods to scale up the landscape of the Sokoto leather industry. Using red goat, sheep and cow reared in Sokoto, Annuri develops some of their best items. Our leather works include fashion wears, Furnitures and all forms of interior decorations used as souvenirs, gift item, decorations and Furnitures.
The leather process can be summarized in 5 basic steps.
After the hide has been removed, it is flashed, removing any remaining tissue or fat. Freshly fleshed hides are shipped in refrigerated trucks to a tannery for immediate processing into leather. The hair is removed by chemical digestion using a solution of lime and sodium sulphide with occasional rotation. After the hair has been removed the hides are neutralized with acids and treated with enzymes to remove any deposits and to increase softness. The next operation is called picking which involves soaking the hides in a solution of water, salt and acid.
Tanning is the final process in turning hides and skin into leather. There are several methods of tanning but the must common are Chrome and Vegetable Tanning. Chrome is used most often. Most upholstery, shoe makers, garments and bags leather are chrome tanned. The process begins in rotating drums with a bath in a chemical containing trivalent chrome. It usually takes eight hours for the chrome to penetrate all the way into the hide. Ones this has been achieved, the chrome is fixed by adding an alkaline chemical such as sodium carbonate or bicarbonate. After this treatment the hide is considered tanned. Vegetable tanning is used for such various products as shoe soles, luggage, saddlery, belt leathers and some upholstery. The process is normally performed in drums taking two to four days.
3. Splitting and Shaving
Splitting and shaving are the next steps following tanning. Depending on the end use of the leather product, the hides are split into sheets a-of required thickness and processed further through a shaving machine toy added quality. After shaving, chrome tanned hides are again placed in rotating drums with hot water, dyes and synthetic tanning materials to obtain the desired colour. They are then lubricated with natural fat or synthetic fatty type chemicals or a combination of both to obtain the softness required by the final product.
The next process is setting, which is the removal of excess water and spreading the hide out prior to drying. There are several methods of drying depending on the type of leather being produced. Upholstery leather is normally toggle dried (spreading the leather over expanding frames held by toggles or clips) staking is the mechanical softening of the leather after drying. The hides may also be softened by milling which is dry tumbling with atomized moisture injected into the tumbler.
Finishing consists of placing a series of coatings on the surface of the leather. Thèse coatings are designed to protect the leather and produce surface effects pleasing to the eye and hand. Finishing to day reflects the latest technology in the use of coating material. Various mechanical operations are necessary to obtain the desired effect. Hydraulic presses, printing , embossing machines, automatic spray applicators and vacuum driers are a lew of the machines used the finishing process. The end use of the leather determines the type of finish process to be applied. Each type requises different physical properties in the finish. Flexibility and resistance to water are a lew of the required properties in the finish.
Anuuri exists to make life better for everyone we reach. We do that by giving people thoughtfully designed products made from thr best quality materials. We are taking a stand for quality in an unhealthy world where throwaway goods is the standard. We design and produce timeless, durable and beautiful leather and textile soft goods for the quality focused customer.
To become the leading name synonymous with high quality genuine leather production in the world.
Our legendary leather
The Product of Expertise and Passion
Annuri legendary leather is a tanned full grained leather developed with a propriety formula.
How the Annuri leather is made?
Hides are stretched on racks and submergedin a solution of tannings, a naturally occuring molecule fond in most plants. over a period of weeks, the hides are transferred to vats with higher tannin concentration to create a stregth and durability. The rocess results in natural color hides which are then drum dyed with proprierty formulas to create rich, deep bron and cognac colours. We then stuff the leather with natural oils, fat liquors and waxes to create a supple leather with a pull-up effect that helps prevent wear and tear over the life of our leather goods.
Why Annuri uses legendary leather?
We respect the age old craft of tanning techniques which pre-date Ancient Rome and Egypt. Throghout our 27 years as a leather expert, we have always gravitated towards this type of leather because the tanning process leaves the leather naked allowing scars and fat wrinkles and imperfections of the leather to come to life. We firmly believe that leather is not perfect. We embrace these imperfections and offer them to you in our legendary leather.