Hide Types & Sizes

We sell a wide variety of hides,  leather is a natural product, and all hides are unique.   



Cutting panels – average cowhide is around 2 m long down the spine and 1.4 through the middle of the hide

Every hide differs in shape and size, leather is a natural product and there will always be variations in the hides. 

Many of our hides are measured in sq. ft or sq. m. There are 10.764 square feet per meter. Multiply the number of square meters by 10.764.

To work out how much leather you will need instead of fabric, multiply your fabric quantity by 2.

All our information is provided as a guide only.

LAPCO New Zealand’s Leather & Hide Merchant

Lapco for Leather are New Zealand’s premier supplier of luxury leathers and hair on hides.

We have the largest selection of upholstery leathers in New Zealand and are Tasman Tanning's New Zealand stockist.

We also represent a selection of prestigious international leather brands and supply our own value range of quality leathers.

We would love to assist with your next project, make an appointment today to speak to one of our knowledgeable team!