Rainbow Leather

Rainbow Leather is a second-generation family owned and operated printing, cutting, foiling, embossing, and custom painting fabricator of leather and other materials. Located in New York City, the company was founded in the 1970s by Samuel Lipson. Lipson was a local craftsman who learned the trade from his father, a Polish tanner, and initially ran the business out of his home.sample of our leathers Over the years, Lipson, along with his son Rick, who is now the President & CEO, expanded the company’s capabilities, developing new and innovative ways to customize leathers and a growing number of other materials.

Today Rainbow Leather is a global provider to leading artists, brands, and designers in high fashion, accessories, handbags, footwear, architecture, interiors, luggage, upholstery, and fine art. Our capabilities are not just customizable, but uniquely customizable. We are the first, and currently the only fabricator in North America with specific capabilities to deliver the most intricately detailed designs, as well as life-like replications that mimic not just the look but the feel of the skin, plant, or object. “Feeling is Believing” we like to say. If you don’t see what you’re looking for from among our literally thousands of samples, talk with us about your custom design requirements.

Categories: Wholesale Fabric

14-15 112th Street
College Point, NY 11356 


Author: Steven Matsumoto

Steven Paul Matsumoto is the founder of Seattle Fashion Incubator, and an active member of the Seattle business community. Currently Mr. Matsumoto sits on Advisory Boards for the University of Washington Fashion Certificate Program, and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.

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