Why You Need to Invest in a Full Grain Leather Bag
Investing in a high quality leather bag is something every fashionista should do. But there is a lot of confusion about which leather bag is the best. Italian Leather? Genuine Leather?
But have you heard of Full Grain Leather?
Full Grain Leather is highest quality grade of leather money can buy. It is made from the strongest and most durable part of the hide of an animal, the top layer of the hide just below the hair. The grain pattern in this part of the hide is very tight and resulting in resilience resistance against moisture.
As full grain leather ages, rather than wearing out, it burnishes and beautifies, developing a unique patina, a soft sheen that develops on the surface of the leather.
Top grain leather is the second highest grade of leather. The natural grain from the top surface of top grain leather is sanded away, which removes imperfections and blemishes.
After sanding away the natural grain, top grain leather is imprinted with an imitation grain to give it a more uniform look. But the downside is, by sanding off the natural grain, they’ve sanded off the strongest fibers in the hide.
Top-grain leather can be good leather, but its strength and durability is nowhere near the strength of full grain leather.
Genuine leather isn’t exactly genuine either. Most times when people hear this term they think they have the best quality product in hand but it’s not necessarily the case.
When buying a quality leather bag, you want to be sure of your investment. If you want to learn more about the different types of leather click here to learn more.