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Fabric made from a treated animal skin.

What is Leather?

Leather is made from processing and treating animal skin, most commonly from cows. Four common grades of leather are full grain, top grain leather, genuine, and bonded. Each one has a different texture, and various finishes are available to enhance performance or texture.

Why choose it?

Why not choose it?

  • Heavier than other textiles
  • Can be damaged from moisture
  • Derived from animals
  • Most leather is derived from cow, and while leather production isn’t the primary use of cattle, cattle are one of the top sources of methane emissions in the US