Leather Information

Leather Information

Facts about Aniline Leather Quality

ANILINE
Only the finest hides in the world fall in this category. Lovers of truly natural
products are particular fond of these leathers. Through the years this type of leather develops a patina which adds
to its value as a focal point in any room. Only 5% of the total world hide supply fall in this category.-Only “A” grade hides meet this criteria.

FULL ANILINE
Some of the finest hides in the world fall in this category. The only difference is a slightly
lower selection of hides can be used here. A slight protective finish ( usually micropigments)is applied by roller or in the tannage to give the
leather some serviceability.

SEMI ANILINE / ANILINE
These leathers are processed a little more, first by aniline dying in large drums like the leathers above, but then also finished on top.
Spray pigments of color are applied to the tops of the hides to even out the finish and camouflage natural occurring imperfections. These
leathers are light resistant and scratch resistant and are easily cleaned. The next 10 – 15% of the world hide supply fall in this category.
“B”grade hides meet this criteria.