The term “genuine leather” can be quite misleading, to put it mildly. Over the years the term has been stretched to include anything that is technically made of leather. This could be anything from the highest quality full-grain leather (more about that later) to leather split from the inner/under portions of the hide or even to reconstituted leather made from scraps.
This is why at Sanna Leather we use only the best quality full-grain and uncorrected leathers. Full-grain refers to the topmost outer layer of the hide. It is also the strongest and most durable part of the hide. The only manipulation that would be acceptable would be skiving off some of the flesh side of the hide to achieve the desired thickness. Uncorrected means that the hide has not been sanded or chemically manipulated to remove imperfections and does mean that there may be minor blemishes. However, we believe this adds to the uniqueness, appeal and character of the leather as it retains all marks, sears and wrinkles. To ensure you get the best product possible, we hand pick and hand cut our hides to use only the best parts.
We also ensure that we only use sustainable leather. We use bovine leather (cowhide) which is a by-product of the food industry. No animal has been slaughtered specifically for its hide.
So, in choosing your leather product, do make sure that you are getting the real deal. Full-grain leather is simply the best you can get.