Types of Leathers
As we all know, the types of the leathers judged the quality of its bag, especially leather tote. But actually, the lowest grade of leather can be one of the best leather tote. The lowest grade of leather doesn’t mean has the worst quality. Leathers can be obtained from any types of animals, there is a cow even a horse.
There are so many types of leather. For example, genuine leather, saffiano leather, crosshatched leather and many more. The leather is very important in the fashion world. Leather makes some fashion items looks elegant and glamour.
The lowest grade of leather is genuine leather. Genuine leather is created in a way of sticking and tightening strips of leather. Actually, this technique makes the leather less expensive and durable. Some genuine leather also treated with some chemicals solution that will make it looks cheap.
Next is top grain leather. Top grain leather is on the middle grade of leather. This type of leather is the first choice to become materials for fashion items, especially leather totes. Top grain leather has a softer texture, more flexible and lighter, so this type of leather become more comfortable to use.
Then, we have full grain leather. Full grain leather is the highest grade of leather. But, some bags designer doesn’t take this type of leather as a first choice. Full grain leather is using the entire layer of skin. This method makes the leather heavier and thicker. But, full-grain leather is more durable than other types of leathers.
The last one is exotic. Actually, exotic is not a grade of leather. Exotic is a animals leather others than cows. Surprisingly, exotic leather is softer and lighter than cowhide leather. This type of leather is also more durable. So, sometimes they choose to use exotic leather for their products. But, the weakness of this type of leather is sometimes the leather shows the natural scarring of the animals.