Leather is known for being a timeless classic and will last for years upon years, no matter how much you wear it. There are several different types of leathers, from the soft to the very durable, and in this article, we’ll have a look at what type of Leather is best to use for making bags.
Full-Grain Leather + Bags = A Match Made In Heaven
According to Mahi Leather, the best type of Leather to use for bags is full-grain Leather as it is strong and incredibly durable. What gives it its strength is the fact that it is split from the outer part of the animal’s hide, just below the hairline. As such, this Leather will not have been sanded, buffed or snuffed. As such, it has more of a natural look and feel.
High on Leather lists some advantages of cowhide full-grain leather bags (as opposed to premium full grain leather bags):
- A bag made in this type of Leather is extremely long-lasting. You can get between 10 and 15 years’ use out of your bag depending on how much you use it.
- For customers who don’t like a ‘leather smell’, these types of bags are odourless.
- This type of bag doesn’t easily scratch.
With premium full grain leather bags, there are also many benefits:
- Premium full grain leather bags are super strong and have a very rugged look. This Leather also gives bags an amazing finish.
- Although these are a bit heavier than cowhide premium grain bags they last – on average – for 30 years depending on how often you use them.
- Another great advantage of bags made with this leather is that it’s water-resistant.
How To Care For Your Full Grain Leather Bag
To clean your full-grain leather bag, use a soft microfibre cloth, warm water as well as a mild handsoap. Dip the cloth in the warm soapy water, wring it out so that it’s damp and not dripping, and then wipe off any dirt from the bag.
When the dirt is off, wipe down your bag with a leather cloth. Let it dry naturally and place some big sports bets while you wait, and don’t put the bag in direct sunlight. Avoid using heaters or hair dryers, even if you’re in a hurry, as this will damage your bag.
Goat Leather For A Softer Bag
Otherwise called Moroccan Leather, goat leather is softer than the full grain leathers; however, it is soft and lightweight. (It was called Moroccan Leather as it was traditionally sourced from this country.) It has a very tight, grainy texture and, like premium grain leather, it is water-resistant. Often times it will give your bag a vintage look.
Should this type of leather get dirty, wipe it down with a soft, damp cloth and leave it to dry naturally. For optimal care of the product, you can use various products to treat it.
Ultimately, the type of leather that you should choose depends on what look you’re going for so shop around and see what takes your fancy!