Why is leather not supposed to get wet?

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Why is leather not supposed to get wet?

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Leather will loosen when it’s wet, then tighten as it dries. If the leather is stitched in place or otherwise restricted this will cause cracks, and fading

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Different skins also behave differently and are treated during manufacturing differently. For examp!e, my sailing gloves are pigskin. Stiff when dry, soft and flexible wet. Tremendously abrasion resistant. I accidentally wore my cowhide cycling gloves on the boat once, and they disintegrated like wet tissue paper when i was hauling wet ropes.