MCOEL selects to work with three species of crocodile; A native inhabitants of Africa's Nile River in the region of Zimbabwe and saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus Porosus),
Siamese crocodile, native to Northern Australia and throughout Southeast Asia and possesses smaller scales.
We believe that the skins of these two species are most suited for our products in many measures such as the firmness and the skin pattern. These skins are exclusively tanned in Singapore and in our Tannery in Thailand by the best tannery that supplies best luxury brands. The most distinguishing feature of crocodile skin is the integumentary sensory organ pore with a sensory hair on each scale.
After the skin is tanned the hair is removed but the pore in each scale remains. MCOEL selects many types of finishing for the crocodile skins, two of which are classics: matted and shiny, others include rubbed-off, hand-painted and sand-off to name a few. The sturdy matted finish is more forgiving and is more water resistant. The elegant shiny finish is more delicate. Both types of finishing allow for the development of a nice patina over time.
They come in many basic colors such as black and brown, as well as in an array of vivid seasonal colors. All of our crocodile skins are CITES certified, which ensures that all steps and activities for hunting the animals comply with international regulations set by the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).