Our leather is mixed between Pigmented leather and Semi-aniline leather but we are looking to shift the direction, more towards higher quality, semi-aniline leather that looks and feels more like leather, compared to pigmented leather but still has some level of protection for day-to-day use.
The variations in the grain of leather are characteristics of natural top-grain leather – Being a natural material and just like our skin, leather has variations of appearance. Some parts will show more texture / wrinkles compared to other parts. This doesn't mean it's of lesser quality. Quite the opposite, the texture of the leather gives it a more natural, leather-like feel that a lot of other synthetic materials do not have.
We use Full-grain and Top-grain leather, depending on the product range. This ensures that we have materials with optimised durability and appearance. Our leather goes through a dying process with a very thin layer of pigment applied to give it a more even colour. Given the very thin layer of pigment added, texture of the leather will also show more – giving it a more natural and luxurious feel.
What does this mean?
- More natural, softer feel. Semi-aniline leather feels softer and smoother to the hands in comparison to pigmented leather.
- More luxurious. Semi-aniline also has a more luxurious appearance as it showcases more of the natural characteristics of the leather.
- Note: This also means that some of the leather will show more of its natural grain – which is something that we should not see as a defect. Quite the opposite, it's something that makes leather actually feel like leather.
- Better Monogram. Semi-aniline leather adjusts better to change in temperature, which means that monogramming on its surface will look much better. It will leave a deeper imprint, rather than leave a melted coating appearance.