The python is native to Southeast Asia. Python skin comes from pythons that are both farm-raised and captured in the wild and can grow from 2.5 to 3.5 meters long. Anyone that has ever traveled throughout Asia will know this and possibly have eaten BBQ python on a stick. Skins are culled from the wild each year and traded with strict quotas.
Shark (prionace glauca)
Shark leather is world known for its rough, course texture. In the coarser developments of shark skin, it has been used like sandpaper for polishing. However, the finer tanned shark skins are used for shoes, handbags, and other leather items. Highly sought after, these skins are by-products from fishing villages and international cuisine.
Lizard (varanus salvator)
Lizard skin leather has an incredibly smooth and elegant texture and is offerred in a medley of attractive colors. The hides are very thin yet not prone to tearing, making them useful for hand-stitching applications. Lizard skin has become a favorite for use in iPhone, BlackBerry, and other “smart phone” cases, especially in the European market.