Caiman Skin Belly

The caiman crocodile (caiman fuscus) is native to Northern South America and primarily the coast of Colombia. These animals are bred in a closed-circuit ranching system, meaning the animals are bred, hatched and harvested on the ranch. The caiman is a smaller specie of crocodile. Caiman skin has been widely touted in the handbag sections of department stores and in the Westernwear business. They are a bonier skin, relative to other crocodile hides, making the hides more rigid and leaving bone pitting marks in the scales, which are medium to large-sized. The texture and durability of caiman skin leather is incredibly unique. It is naturally scratch-resistant and water-resistant, making it a perfect material for handbags, footwear and interiors. We do not recommend caiman skin for any soft silhouette handbags or products that are meant to fold (e.g., bifold wallet), because of the structure of the bone. Fortunately, over the past 40 years, a collaboration of private businesses and international, national and state agencies have pioneered a compelling sustainable-use system that has protected the species, their habitat and the local communities they inhabit.