It is a material obtained from real animal skin. It is usually produced using the skins of animals such as cows, sheep, goats or calves. Genuine leather is a valuable material due to its durability, natural beauty and texture.
The skin surface of our genuine leather fabric is the outermost layer of the skin. This layer preserves the natural texture and properties of the leather. The skin surface includes natural wrinkles, vein scars and skin patterns.
Tanning is applied to increase the durability of the leather and to prevent rotting. This process makes the leather workable and suitable for use. Different tanning methods can affect the softness, toughness and color stability of the leather.
Genuine leather fabric products have a wide range of uses. It can be used for furniture coverings, clothing (jackets, pants, skirts), shoes, bags, accessories and more. Since leather is an elegant and durable material, it is preferred in different areas.
It is important to clean and care for genuine leather products. It is generally recommended to wipe with a gentle damp cloth or use special leather care products. This helps the leather to be long lasting.
Genuine leather fabric products stand out with their natural beauty and quality workmanship. However, genuine leather products may be more expensive and have maintenance requirements. They can be preferred for special design and usage projects due to their natural texture and durability.
- 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.