It is a material obtained and processed from real animal skins. These skins are usually obtained from the skin of animals such as cattle, sheep and goats. Genuine leather is a natural material and has durable, flexible and aesthetic properties. The skins of different animal species can have different properties. Leather is used in the manufacture of clothing, shoes, bags, furniture, automotive upholstery and many more.
Natural Leather: This means the raw and natural state of the leather. This type of leather has a more natural and rustic appearance when used untreated.
Semi-Defined Leather: This type of leather is leather that has been lightly worked and has a fine coating or pattern on it. This process can improve the appearance or durability of the leather.
Full-Defined Leather: This type of leather is further processed and has a pattern, color or coating applied to it. This is done to achieve the desired look of the leather or to add special features.
Durability: Genuine leather is naturally durable and can be long lasting.
Elasticity: Leather is a flexible material, which provides comfort in clothing and accessories.
Aesthetics: Leather products offer an elegant and stylish look. It gains character over time.
Breathability: Leather is a breathable material, so it feels comfortable when worn.
Things to pay attention:
Maintenance: Genuine leather products may require regular maintenance. You can protect your products by using the right cleaning and care products.
Quality Control: It is important to pay attention to quality when buying genuine leather products. Good quality leather can last longer and have a better appearance.
Price: Genuine leather products are generally more expensive than synthetic materials. It is important to evaluate the price considering the quality and workmanship.
Genuine leather products are a natural and durable option and offer several advantages in terms of style and quality. Following the correct care and usage instructions when choosing a product ensures that your products will last a long time.
- Our genuine leather products are tanned cattle leather. Genuine leathers, as opposed to fabrics or faux leathers, cannot be homogenized in terms of color or surface smoothness.
- There might be marks left on the skin of the animal stemming from injuries or scratches of bushes. This is not a fault tor something that affect the quality of the leather. This is an expression of its characteristics and genuine quality.
- Madras printing is processing a leather with special pastes or paintings to cover scars and scratches coming from the animal’s lifetime.
- Aniline finishing is a special transparent, non-occlusive, painting that display all the natural disposition of the leather. In other words, genuine aniline leathers are natural products that show bush scratches or scars on its surface, without any occlusive paintings. Heterogeneity on the surface of the leather is not a fault, it shows natural form of the leather
- It is not possible to have standard sized genuine leathers. Genuine leather’s sizes differs from 3,5 m² to 5 m². Thickness is also variable in genuine leathers. Thickness is also variable in genuine leathers. Thickness ranges from 0,9 mm to 1,1 mm to 1,3 mm and rarely above 1,3 mm. There are also local variations in the thickness of genuine leather. For example while the center thickness is 0,9 mm, thickness in the sides can be 1,1 mm
Things to Consider When Using Leather
- Leathers should be protected against direct sunlight and high heat-light radiating spots. All leathers are susceptible to direct sunlight and if exposed it will dry, fade and chap. To prevent these consequences, you should avoid locating your leather products in places that are under direct exposure to sunlight(window fronts) and powerful spotlights.
- Leather-upholstered products should be placed at least 50 cm away from heat sources like stove, fireplace or radiator. Otherwise leather will harden or chap by loosing its humidity.
- If leather used in pillow tips and furniture arms or corner parts can cause wears.
- Solid objects like keys,jewelry,toys etc. can cause unwanted marks on leather surface
- Pets can harm leather products with their claws. Saliva of animals can harm leather and remain marks on its surface
- Leather products should not be kept in a plastic bags or humid places for a long time
- Cleaning of leathers should be done with a soft fabric, pure soap and water. Cleaning should not be applied a small area, whole surface of the leather should be cleaned at once by circular moves. Dusts over the leather can be removed with dry soft fabric. Nevertheless, every cleaning process removes certain amount of fat from the surface of the surface of leathers and cause little fractures
- Anilie,semi-anlinie,rustic,pull up,hand-painted and vegetal tanned leathers are more sensitive products and they need extra care in their cleaning
- All chemical based cleaning products like detergent, stain removers, thinners, cologne, acetone, bleachers should not be used in leather cleaning
- To achieve a long life cycle of leather products, quarterly they should be cleaned or refurbished with special leather care set or oils
- Avoid using solid cleaning apparatus like vacuum cleaners, hard brush in leather care. Leathers should not cleaned with another leather product.
- If leather products get over-wet, they should left for drying under room temperatures. Otherwise they loose to much body moisture and get harden and fractures occur.
- Warranty will be void if above procedures are not applied. Warranty does not cover any harms happen during installation or moving leather products.