If you are in the market for a product made of cowhides, there are a few places you could look to buy them. While many people will look only in their local area and will only buy products made from local cowhides, this may not be possible for every shopper and may not actually be the best place to find the very best cowhides that the world has to offer.
When it comes to buying cowhide products, you only want to buy from companies that know which cowhides to choose, how to use them, and what types of products are best suited to cowhide. There are many companies out there that will use any hide to make any product. This is usually the sign of a company that does not understand the importance of quality, especially when it comes to using natural cowhides to make rugs, furniture, placemats, etc.
Local Stores and Markets
It is possible to find real cowhides and products made from those cowhides at local furniture and home good stores. While many chains do not carry these products, if you have a store that is based locally, it might carry these types of products for their higher-end clientele. It is important, in these furniture shops, to make sure that you are buying a real cowhide and not simply a reproduction or a manufactured piece. Many stores will offer vegan alternatives to buying an authentic cowhide, which will leave you with a product made out of plastic that is not going to be as durable or as beautiful as real calfhides will be.
If you live in the west, it may be very easy to find a store that sells real cowhide rugs and furniture, as these products are often associated with the “Wild West,” and are very popular for decorating homes in this part of the country. Even if you do not live near the Rocky Mountains or in the southwestern United States, there is probably a store near you that sells items that match this aesthetic. Before buying anything, make sure to ask whether or not the item is real. It is important to note that in these stores, you are going to have very limited selection and they probably have a very limited stock.
Online is usually a better bet for buying cowhide products like cowhide rugs. Why? Buying online comes along with a number of benefits, including:
- Variety - When you buy from an online store, you are more likely to have a wide variety of products to choose from. While some stores may specialize only in cowhide rugs, you are going to find others that also sell cowhide furniture, cowhide placemats, and more. If you are only looking for rugs, one of the online stores that sells just rugs might be right for you, but if you are looking for a more unique product, you will want to look for a store that also provides these types of products.
- Range of colors and styles - Unlike small local shops that will only have access to a few sizes and colors, if they even have more than one cowhide in stock, online stores will have access to a wider variety of colors and styles. Whether you want a brindle print or a very stereotypical patchwork style, you can find what you are looking for online. When you shop in our online store, you will see a huge range of colors, patterns, and styles that fit the needs of just about any buyer.
- Higher quality - When buying cowhides, quality should be you primary concern. A cowhide that is not treated properly will start to fall apart, shed, and disintegrate over years of even light use. You want to buy from a company that understand how to treat their cowhides, so that they will last for years. This is especially important if you are going to be buying cowhide rugs or cowhide furniture. These products will probably see a lot of wear and tear over their years, so buying something that is very high quality will last you longer than buying something of low quality.
- Craftsmanship - There is a difference between the quality of the cowhides themselves and the quality of the work done to those cowhides. If you are buying something that requires a little bit of craftsmanship (like a patchwork rug or a piece of furniture), you want to buy from a company that is invested in making those products as durable and beautiful as possible.
- Price - You are almost always going to be able to find a cheaper price for the product that you want online. You may even be able to find free shipping, depending on who you buy from and what products you purchase.
While you may be able to find what you are looking for in a local store, shopping online gives you a far wider selection to choose from. And while local stores may only source from local farms, when you buy from our online store, you get only the best authentic cowhides, sourced from Brazil. These cowhides are ideal for making just about any product, because of their quality, color, and size.