What exactly is “genuine leather”?

August 30, 2015

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All of our products are handcrafted from high-quality bridle leather. That’s why you’ll never see us refer to our goods as “genuine leather”.

Genuine leather doesn’t just mean that the product is made of real leather (which it is), but it also means it is the lowest quality of all products made out of real leather.

Genuine leather generally doesn’t last as long or look as nice as higher-quality leather. You’ll typically find it in belts and shoes from lower-priced chain stores and bags or other goods in the lower-leather price range.

Goods marked as genuine leather will be several layers of low quality leather bonded together with glue and then painted to look like a better-quality leather. It’s what is left over when the other, higher grades are stripped away.

This grade of leather is acceptable if you’re just buying something cheaply and don’t care too much about its quality. It won’t last very long and, if you care about your dog’s safety, products made from it should be avoided.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/leather-buying-guide-2014-12

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