“Ereganto” s all leather bags are made of full grain leather – either full grain buffalo hides or real cow leather. We are proud to deliver the best quality in our all products.
Question is what is full grain leather? Is it good or bad leather?
Generally there are four categories of leather: Full-grain, Top-grain, Genuine & bonded leather – are used to develop different type of leather goods. We figured that most people wouldn’t be aware about these four types of leather – so we thought we would share a little with you what we have learned over the years so you can make more informed choice. Here is about what these different types of leathers are.
Understanding the different qualities of leather:
Full –Grain leather:
Full-grain leather takes the entire grain of hide, often considered to be the best quality leather, with all the imperfections and inherent toughness of the material.
It’s often used for heavy-duty leather items. But it can also be used with great success for dress belts, overnight bags, briefcases, dress shoes, work boots and numerous other leather goods.
This type of leather in naturally marked with imperfections from the animal, like a brand or a scar, but products from pricier companies won’t use these flawed hides.
Full-grain is hard leather that will develop a rich patina as it ages, looking more and more beautiful as you use it. It’s widely recognized as the best and highest-quality leather money can buy.
Often much more expensive, full grain pays dividends with its durability. If you invest in an item made with full-grain leather, you will probably have that item for the rest of your life if you take care of its properly.
Top-grain leather: is the grade of leather you will find in fine leather goods and is the middle of the road quality of leather. It’s normally used in the vast majority of purses for women as well as small leather goods for men like wallets that are sold by well-known designer brands.
It’s made by splitting a piece of full-grain leather and sanding away any imperfections in the hide and stamping a fake grain on it. Usually, it’s then treated and coloured to provide a completely uniform look.
This finish of leather looks great, however, if you don’t care as much about durability and more about the colour of your leather item, or its resistance to stain, this type of leather is less expensive than full-grain leather.
Genuine leather: doesn’t just mean that the product is made of real leather, 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 like 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, so it probably shouldn’t be something you use every day.
Bonded leather: it’s also known as reconstituted leather, is composed of leftover scraps of leather that are shredded and bonded together on to a fibre sheet, it’s a lowest quality of leather best of avoid goods made of this type of leather.
Care of our leather products:
For general cleaning simply wipe clean with a soft cloth Or use a leather cleaner and conditioning cream and follow the instructions. This can be done two to three times in a year to facilitate the durability, shine and increase the beauty of the products.
Please always test any cream or oil on a small discrete area of the bag first.
Please remember that natural leather products are not weatherproof, stains and permeation may occur if water is applied.
Please note: We are not liable for any damage that is caused to a bag after a cream, oil applied by yourself, and we cannot exchange or refund a bag that has had such a treatment applied. This does not affect your statutory rights.