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What is leather construction?

What is leather construction?

Bonded leather is made by shredding leather scraps and leather fiber, then mixing it with bonding materials. The mixture is next extruded onto a cloth or paper backing, and the surface is usually embossed with a leather-like texture or grain.

What does performance leather mean?

Performance Leather Extra softness and protection(Semi-Aniline dyed top grain leather). For those not so active, yet everyday users, who enjoy the luxury of feeling soft leather. It is the best of both worlds. It combines softness with durability.

What is the meaning of 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. Goods marked as genuine leather will be several layers of low-quality leather bonded together with glue and then painted to look uniform.

What is corrected leather?

Corrected-Grain Leather Has Corrected Imperfections Hides used in making it do not meet the required standards in making aniline and vegetable-tanned leather. An artificial grain has been embossed on the top and dressed-out using dyes and/or stains. Imperfections are usually sanded off and then corrected.

What is Pellissima leather?

* Pellissima: A trademark of Shanghai Leather branded with an Italian flag. Similar to bonded leather. * Bonded leather: Leather-look material made from scrap fibres of animal skin mixed with polyurethane or vinyl. Source: Robert Stevens.

What is protective leather?

Protected leather is aniline-dyed leather with a heavy pigment coat sealed by a polyurethane resin. It is fairly easy to identify when compared to aniline and nubuck/suede, the two other popular upholstery leather types. Protected leather has consistent coloration resulting from the heavy pigmentation process.

What is Cat C leather?

Corrected-grain leather is another type of top-grain leather and the second-highest-quality leather you can buy. As a top-grain leather, corrected leather is still very high-quality, but it lacks the natural look and authenticity of full-grain and will not develop a patina.

Is corrected leather durable?

Corrected grain leather is as durable as full grain leather, but the buffing process reduces the natural softness. Full grain hides are often used for the more expensive semi-aniline and aniline leathers. These scars are not “defects” in the leather, but instead, genuine proof of its natural origin.