Questions in Types of leather
Which different types of leather do you offer?
We have a lot of different leathers in our collection. I will explain the different types and their characteristics here.
All the leathers we use are full grain leather, top quality! We do not treat our leathers.
Leather skins do come from cattle that live in the open air and under various conditions. So the leather is subject to all kinds of natural defects like neck pleats, traces of veins etc. These cannot be avoided in the tanning process. Of course we try to avoid natural marks in the selection process so we get the best result for your finished product. But keep in mind that it is a natural product which actually gives it charm! :)
All the leathers you can find on our webshop that start with number #18 are Italian leathers. They are finished leathers and are easy to keep clean. These leathers are hand dyed, which gives the leather different colour shades. The leather is made from the neck and front legs of the cow (also named as avancorpi) which gives the hide a beautiful natural grain.
All the leathers you can find on our webshop that start with number #62 + Barbie + velato are NAPPA leather that are also known as naked leathers. There is no finish on this leather. They have a two tone effect on the hide. It is more natural looking, but please note that they are more sensitive to water and dirt.
The other NAPPA leathers are the leathers in the webshop that have names (except Barbie and Velato). They do have a finish and the skins are always in one plain colour. The finish means it is easier to clean and makes them more durable.
These leathers cost 10% more than all the others due to the special tanning process that is applied to them. The original Janet leather is the brown one with number #104. This leather is sensitive to water and dirt since it does not have any finish, just an open structure. Therefore you have to love leather that will change and get a patina look as well.
We also have 4 other colours in look-a-like Janet leather. These leathers can be found in the webshop under the numbers #105 to #109. They are less sensitive to water and dirt, and they are more durable.
Print leathers are leathers like Croco, Ostrich and LV. They are cow leathers with a print. They’re all very durable and easy to clean.
Very sensitive to everything you can think of ;) - water, dirt, even sunlight! This leather will change really fast! So you have to love this if you pick this leather.
These leathers are thinner and have wrinkles in the leather, which is why we only use them for the inside. It is a finished leather, so it is also easy to keep clean. You can find them on the webshop under the 'inside leather' choices in the number sequence from #05 to #29.