Leather is one of the most beautiful and durable materials in the fashion industry. It is used to make clothes, shoes, bags, wallets, and many more. It is a material that represents style, beauty, nature, and character. Almost everyone loves products that are made of leather, no matter the source. In this post, we’re going to talk about Genuine Leather. Genuine Leather is an organic material that comes from animal hides through a process called tanning. It is a complex procedure that is best done by hand, and it is what gives the leather its beauty, pleasant smell, and mesmerizing patterns (grains).
However, not all leathers are made in the same way. They are sourced from different animals, tanned by various techniques, and priced based on many factors. In general, there are four types of genuine leather: 1) Full-Grain, 2) Top-Grain, 3) Corrected-Grain, and 4) Split. While the full-grain is the best and most durable type of genuine leather, what drives the price of the product is the source of the leather. While most affordable leather products are sourced from cows, sheep, pigs, and goats, many luxurious and most expensive ones are coming from exotic animals like ostriches, deers, alligators, and even snakes.