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AW18 | Everyday Luxury - In the Bag

May 03, 2018 - Calibre


Leather is a beautiful, natural material that has a variety of uses. Leather in its most basic form is made from the hide of an animal. On processing the hide, they are well cleaned to remove any debris, after which a chemical process is used to stretched and tan the hide. The end product can either be a soft, hard, textured or suede leather, which is then used to produce bags and other leather goods.The benefits of leather bags is that they are highly durable, and overtime develop their own patina and unique look.


Much like your favourite pair of raw denim, leather ages in a similar way, developing a “patina” as oils from your skin and other elements of the environment absorbs into it. Patina isn’t a negative; instead, it’s the main reason people fall in love with leather. In order to actually get a nice patina on your item, you have to do one simple thing—use it. Over time through natural wear, splashes of water, oils from your skin, and even the sun will cause a patina to develop, which will give your bags it’s own individual appearance.


Saffiano Leather

Saffiano is a textured leather, meaning that it is a treated leather made with the texture pressed on it by a machine. It gives the leather a cross-hatch finish, which is a special diagonal pattern that was created in 1913. This calf hide leather is also finished with a wax treatment. As a result, the leather is pretty much scratch resistant, durable and easy to clean.

Calf Leather

Calfskin products are known for their soft texture and their high durability even in harsh conditions. Calfskin is tougher and withstands abrasion better, so is the perfect leather to use on bags.


Want to learn how to take care of your leather shoes, which can also be used on all our leather bags? Read our blog post on How to care for your Leather Shoes

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