Who is Emmay Tradings’ clients?

Our client base includes manufacturers of upholstered furniture, interior designers and decorators, office chair manufactures, corporate interior designers, general upholstery wholesalers and distributors.

Does Emmay Trading sell off-cuts?

No. We only supply full hides, packed four hides in a batch.

Does Emmay Trading  job-lots; second grade or reject production?

No. Our leather suppliers produce according to our requirements and to our specification. From time to time, we may run ‘specials’ e.g. as a result of over-supply on a specific colour or end-of-roll/batch with fabrics and synthetics.

What are the acceptable payment methods?

As a general rule, the first three orders must be paid COD, after which 30 day accounts will be set up.

Do you charge for samples?

No, samples are available to clients on request, either via or on 011-822 4727, or directly from the showroom.

Do you have a showroom?

Yes, and we recommend and encourage our clients to visit us to asses first hand, our range of quality hides, fabrics and synthetics.

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Do you deliver?

Yes. A nominal fee of R95 ex vat is charged for delivery within the greater Johannesburg area. Deliveries beyond this area are quoted accordingly. Alternatively, orders can be collected from our warehouse.

Which are the best hides for upholstery leather?

Large well-fed and well cared for cattle, with few blemishes or scars; normally from a colder climate.

Caring for leather

All leather furniture should be routinely cleaned specifically on headrests, armrests and seat cushions to ensure that perspiration, body and hair oils do not accumulate causing damage to the leather.

Semi aniline, aniline, pigmented and corrected grain top coated leathers should only be cleaned with special water-based cleaners and conditioned with a proprietary water-based conditioner. Solvent-based cleaners must NOT be used.