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  • More Than Artisans: Black Arrow

    Posted on March 23, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    Ever wished that you can coordinate your bedroom, living room, or kitchen to match the aesthetics of a Pinterest-worthy room?  How do those rooms become so visually pleasing? Undoubtedly, the stunning rooms are designed and curated by skilled interior stylists, like the Black Arrow team.

    Black Arrow focuses on interior styling, event styling, and property consulting. The brand is run by two hardworking and stylish businesswomen, for whom we had the pleasure of interviewing for our More Than Artisans initiative. Our initiative strives to support local artists and entrepreneurs by sharing their stories. This week, we focus on Sarah and Jessi, the women behind the interior styling brand Black Arrow.

    Story Leather  What influenced you to start this business? / What is the story behind the establishment of Black Arrow?

    Sarah: Similar story to many…without sounding cliché, I got sick of working in a corporate job I didn’t love anymore. I was also never a very good ‘employee’ as I was always trying to lead and change the way things were done, which, when it’s not your business you can’t always do that. I knew very early on in my working life that I’d have my own business one day, so I set about earning the stripes to get there.

    Jessi: I was in the Fashion industry for most of my working life, which was fun in my early 20s but I realised I did not have as every 20 something fashion intern would say “a passion for fashion”. It was when I moved out of home and got to style my first apartment that I realised I wanted to pursue a career in interior styling. Like Sarah, I knew I wanted to work for myself very early on. I am a very hard worker and don’t rest until the job is done but wanted to create a life where that is on my own terms. If I want to take the dog for a walk at 11am, I can. If I want to watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (don’t judge me) whilst eating lunch, I can. It may mean I am still working at 9pm that night, but that’s my choice - I am in control of my own schedule.

    Sarah and I met whilst working in Property Styling (also known as Home Staging) but were also running our own interior styling businesses as Sole Traders. We found ourselves collaborating and sharing ideas for our own individual projects that we thought, hey why don’t we just join forces and make this a thing!

    Story Leather How would you describe Black Arrow/ What does the Black Arrow brand mean to you?

     

    Black Arrow Bohemian, Organic, Quirky. Very true to our own personal aesthetic. Not trying to follow the trends too much. We are more about creating spaces that will create an emotional response from our clients and stand the test of time despite ever changing trends.

     

    Story Leather What makes Black Arrow unique?

     

    Black Arrow Same as above but also our brand personality. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. Whilst we take our work and our clients very seriously we like to have a laugh and quite openly poke fun at ourselves in the process. We like to share the reality of our industry - everything from the incredibly creative and inspiring people we meet along the way right through to the lack lustre reality of the sweat (and chafe) that goes along with installing a job or the general challenges involved with running your own business. We feel this honest and casual approach showcases our down to earth attitudes and removes the intimidation and stigma often associated with the design industry.

    Story Leather Where do you derive your design/ style inspiration from?

    Black Arrow We both have fairly distinct personal styles that are very complimentary. This is a huge part of the reason our partnership works. Our creative style direction is very much mutually understood and appreciated. We gather inspiration from various places. Everything from the nature awaiting us outside our front doors to fashion brands like Spell Designs and Zulu & Zephyr, our amazing suppliers like St Barts, Bisque Interiors and Cultiver and of course our fellow industry sisters and misters inspire us daily! Inspiration is everywhere!

    Story Leather Describe or outline how you spend a typical day at your business.

     

    Black Arrow At this early stage, we are still working out of our homes so we alternate whose house we will meet at each day. The day always starts with a cup of T2 Green Garden tea, a debrief on how we slept, what we did since we last saw each other approximately 6 hours earlier and what happened on last nights episode of 'Married At First Sight’. THEN once those important topics are covered we might think about doing some work. We generally put together an agenda before each meeting to ensure we stay focussed and achieve everything we need to that day. Each day is different and could involve anything from client consultations, supplier visits, order placement / management, mood board creation, photoshoots, branding / marketing meetings, site visits and general admin.

    Story Leather What motivates you to continue building this business?

     

    Black Arrow The fact that we are doing what we love each day makes the motivation factor pretty much a non-issue. We also have bigger goals we are constantly aspiring towards so that definitely helps keep us moving!

     

    Story Leather How would you describe your customers?

     

    Black Arrow Our customers are generally warm and open. They often have a good idea of what they like and dislike, but just need help pulling the overall look together and need some assistance making decisions they are not feeling confident about. Most of our clients quickly become more like friends. We are in their space, learning about the lifestyle that unfolds behind closed doors, we are in their bedrooms, their bathrooms, we are meeting around their dining table and learning about every family member and how they like to live in the home. It can be a pretty intimate thing when you break it down.

    Story Leather Where do you see yourself and your business is 10 years? 20years?

    Black Arrow We would love for Black Arrow to be a joint family business with our partners involved to some extent and ideally not be so involved in the day-to-day allowing ourselves to work more on the big picture. We have lots of big plans and exciting things we're working towards but we're not ones to kiss and tell, so you'll have to watch and see!


    This post was posted in Showcase, Style Stories, Personal Style, The Weekly Story and was tagged with leather, styling, leather style, leather cases. custom cases, interiors styling, business women, entrepreneur, womens fashion, female entrepreneurs

  • More Than Artisans: Eleet Fashion

    Posted on March 9, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    With the abundance of social media sites, magazines, blogs, and influencers, it’s easy to find style inspiration from all over. However, what happens when you just don’t connect with anything out there? You take it upon yourself to create your own style, that’s what! And, that is exactly what one stylish young man had to courage and creativity to do.

    Our More Than Artisans initiative strives to support local artists and entrepreneurs by sharing their stories. This week, we focus on Lucas, the founder of the men’s fashion and style brand, Eleet Fashion.

    We interviewed Lucas to learn more about the origins of Eleet Fashion, as well as his inspirations, journey, and goals.

    Story Leather: What influenced you to start your brand? / What is the story behind the establishment of Eleet Fashion?

    Lucas: When I started our page, I was sitting in my anatomy class during senior year in High School, bored, and not sure what I wanted to do with my life. I remember trying to get into the "street style" world and trying to learn about it, but I always struggled to find a page that could help me with that, and whenever I found something, they would be posting things so unaffordable, that it wasn't even worth following. And so I started Eleet Fashion, I wanted to help real people to better themselves, while staying realistic in what most people are able to afford. I always wanted to have my own brand and as time went on I realized, I was already building a brand with Eleet Fashion, but I was building it the other way around, and we are still on the way.

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    Story Leather: Where do you derive your style inspiration from?

    Lucas: My mom always tells me that since I was a kid, I would always prefer receiving clothes and shoes as gifts rather than toys. Of course, all of us are influenced by our experiences in life, and the cultures we grow up around and the people we grow up listening to, and me being a drummer, always involved with music, made me open to all kinds of arts. But, like everyone else during the time we started the page, I was mainly inspired by Kanye West, Pharrell Williams. Those guys that were around making awesome sneakers at the time. Shoes were always a big passion of mine, ever since I was a kid. Some of the Air Yeezys are still my grails (sneakerhead term), and with the sneakers, came the clothes and the details put together on every outfit.

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    Story Leather: What makes Eleet Fashion unique?

    Lucas: I believe the attention to details, and just how serious we take every photo we post, the content we produce for brands, and that attention to detail and professionalism goes into every single aspect of our work, be it our captions, photos, giveaways, anything we do. And my unique ideas, as far as clothes go, are very different, I'm very into the futuristic and unique clothes and shoes, the laceless, zippered, glow in the dark, strapped sneakers, the strangely cut, with unique fabrics and textures clothing, that kind of stuff. I try to slowly implement that into our page, I say slowly because people need to get used to that kind of thing, and be able to wrap their minds around the idea, step by step. My goal is to become a brand that does unique things for unique people.

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    Story Leather: What are your short term and/or long term goals for Eleet Fashion?

    Lucas: Short term, I'd say keep bringing things that our followers enjoy, continue producing the content for brands that we enjoy doing so much, and eventually in a not-so-long term, I want to keep producing content for brands, but in a larger scale and I want to make Eleet Clothing line and sneakers, things people will be able enjoy, and afford.

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    Story Leather: What motivates you to continue building this brand?

    Lucas: We've come a long way since we started with our 0 followers, but we are not where we want to be yet. We started the other way around of what brands typically do, we are building the brand, and its following,  before we have our physical products available for everyone to buy. Also, the fact that many brands are loving the content we produce for them, motivates me a lot to keep going. Small achievements like, one of the photos we produced for Coca Cola during their Christmas campaign last year, being labeled brand favorite, one of the photos we took for Amazon Video being used by them on a future campaign, True Religion using our photo on their social media, those kinds of achievements rekindle the flame and keeps us going.

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    Story Leather: What does a typical work day look like for you at Eleet Fashion?

    Lucas: What we are doing the most now is producing content for brands. We are always connecting with brands and doing collaborations with our page, and because of all that attention to detail, and the creative eye I developed with time, after seeing so many photos and videos, and reading articles, brands have been enjoying our work, and really appreciating the photos we take with their products, it makes me very happy. In our daily work, we are typically connecting and closing content deals with brands, taking and editing the photos for the brands, curating the best outfits we see and reposting some of the best to instagram, we are always engaging with our followers on our snapchat too, giving them a behind the scenes look, and exclusive information and photos. My mom is my major daily help with the page, she helps on everything we do.

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    Story Leather: Where do you see yourself and your business/ brand is 10 years? 20years?

    Lucas:  I see ourselves producing content for brands on a larger scale, something I have found to enjoy doing very much, and I see our Eleet Clothing as a well established clothing brand, that has its solid fan base, and that people enjoy owning and wearing very much. And the money, as Roman Atwood says, "Money is a byproduct of what you love". If you'd like to join us on that journey, and be part of it, add us on snapchat and follow us on instagram, both @eleetfashion.


    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase, Promotion, Style Stories, Style Watch, Personal Style, The Weekly Story and was tagged with leather, custom leather cases, leather cases, Custom Leather, leather fashion, mens style, mens fashion, custom cases, street style, mens street style, lux style, mens fashion page, leather style, mens fashion blog

  • More Than Artisans

    Posted on February 23, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    Our company was built by dreamers; hardworking dreamers who know what it’s like to create something bigger than themselves out of sheer determination and will. That is why, here at Story Leather, we would like to showcase other determined and hardworking entrepreneurs and artists and share their stories. Story Leather was founded as a bootstrapped startup business, so we know how challenging and difficult it is to start a company or pursue a dream from scratch. Our More Than Artisans initiative aims to support other dreamers by letting their voices be heard. Sometimes an innovative artist, brand, or product gets lost within the vast abyss of media today. We strive to work against that issue by promoting small businesses and artists to help provide them with a new outlet and media exposure.

          We strive to share what makes you special, what motivates you, inspires you; and learn more about what challenges you have faced, how you overcome, and where you see yourself and your brand in the future. Our passion is telling stories, whether it be through customizable leather cases and goods, or feature articles focusing on up-and-coming influencers. We hope that in sharing these stories, it will not only inspire the featured artist to keep going, but also inspire others to start working toward what they have always wanted. No matter your ethnicity, class, background, gender identification, or age, you have what it takes to make your dream a reality.

          In addition to promoting artists and entrepreneurs of all types, we also welcome the opportunity to work with designers and young brands looking for a manufacturing partner or production team to help produce premium quality leather goods. We have previously worked with brands such as ifonista and Qind Design to not only provide leather goods for their online stores, but also cross promotion. Their stories can be found on our blog page and throughout our social media.

     

          If you are interested in collaborating with us and being a part of More Than Artisans, contact us by emailing collaborate@storyleather.com. A member of our team will then contact you to learn more about you and your brand’s story. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to pursue your dream. We are more than a team of leather artisans, we want to help our local community, support local artists, and most importantly - give back.


    This post was posted in Showcase, Promotion, Doing the Right Thing and was tagged with leather, promotion, leather phone cases, leather cases, leather goods, artists, artisans, free promotion, craftsman, entrepreneurs, leather craftsman

  • Double Cartera Connect - A Book-Style Case Made to Hold 2 Phone

    Posted on January 16, 2017 by Jerry Lee

    The Double Cartera Connect case has been a very popular case, as there's really nothing like this on the market. The case opens up like a book so that you can use either of the two phones while they are fitted inside the leather case. To order this case, we require that both cases be of the same make/model, and you would be able custom build one by using the link for the Cartera Connect here:

    http://www.storyleather.com/smart-phone-cases/custom-made-phone-wallet-cases/cartera-connect-wallet-phone-case.html?expand=yes

    The price of this case would be the cost of the Cartera Connect at $109.99 plus a retooling fee of $25 that would be invoiced separately after you have successfully placed the order for the Cartera Connect. As you go through the customization process, we would ask that you note in the Special Request section to build the case to fit 2 identical phones, and then provide the exact make/model of the phone.

    Have a look at how a Double Cartera Connect looks like for 2 x iPhone 7 below:

     

     

     


    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase and was tagged with Double Cartera Connect, case to fit 2 phones

  • Summer Travel Essentials

    Posted on July 1, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    Every summer, we all want to have the best time ever and get some sun. We want to have new experiences and we want to travel. It’s the time of the year, when feeling free feels even better. This year on your summer you’ll need few things from Story Leather to get you through those little getaways. Here are your travel essentials for the upcoming season:
     
    THE PERFECT WALLET:
     
    When it’s time to travel, organization and style are key which is why a Story Leather wallet is at the top of the list. When traveling we need to have all of our go to information in one safe and compact place. This wallet has many pockets inside to keep you organized and ready. It can be custom made to order with handcrafted genuine leather. All of our leather wallets are hand made and crafted by our leather artisans.
     

     
    CARD HOLDER:
     
    The perfect wallet can also be a little heavy when you’re traveling so our go to and most favorite item for traveling is the Watson Card Holder. It’s got the greatest look! It’s modern, fresh, classy, and sleek. We love the Watson Card Holder with a pebbled grain design in light colors but you can choose any color you want. We have so many different styles to choose from that the Watson Card Holder is only one of many, there is plenty of opportunity to select or make the perfect one.
     

     
    PASSPORT:
     
    If you’re getting ready to travel outside of the country, the most important thing at all times is your passport. A stylish and sleek passport is the best kind of passport, we believe in style at Story Leather which is the reason that our Brookfield passport is one of our absolute favorites as a passport holder. It’s got the sleek, compact, and touch of luxury that we seek. This design has been a top favorite for our leather lovers, but there is an amazing collection to select from.
     

     
    Those were our bare minimum essentials to travel with from Story Leather. There are so many great items to choose from because we do not limit our leather lovers. There are many styles and great designs to choose from and you have the ability to make your own styles. Make your own story with Story Leather and take a piece of it with you wherever you go. When you’re traveling the summer, truly enjoy yourself and the new surroundings. New life adventures is when we grow the most.


    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase, Personal Style and was tagged with Wallet, Passport, travel essentials, card holders

  • 4 Reasons to Buy Long Wallet Made of Exotic Python Leather

    Posted on April 8, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    A huge number of fashion-forwards prefer functionality with every piece they buy. A long leather wallet of course, has the functionality besides its vintage looks and durability. Just as the smart phones’ length is getting bigger, the demand of long leather wallets is getting higher. Besides this basic reason, there are numerous other motives that are making the long leather wallets a huge trend in fashion scene.

     

     

    As much as we consider women’s handbags and shoes as the basic leather accessory in the world of high fashion, the usage of exotic leather has been limited to the said fashion accessories. The Story Leather has taken up the exotic leather fashion to another level and created long wallets in python skin for those who like to stay updated and affluence with a bold status symbol.

     

    The Prime Craftsmanship
    While creating something premium with exotic leather, the expert craftsmanship is mandatory to deal with it. Python hides are quite popular choice for exotic materials for wallets. This exquisite skin is exceptionally soft making it difficult to yield in rectangular shape. To create sophisticated long wallets, the Story Leather experts use their dexterity to set high standards in the fashion industry, creating exclusive styles that emphasize on distinction and quality in fashion accessories.

     

    The Diamond Python Hides
    At Story Leather, designers use more unique and popular python skins of Southeast Asian python reticulates –these largest python skins are also known as diamond python. It doesn’t require any processing or thinning with tools that are usually required for scaly reptile hides. The end result of the product is nothing but a piece of art all set to fulfill your high fashion needs.

     

    Luxury and Style
    These long wallets are designed to carry all your basic necessities such as credit cards, bit of cash, business cards, ID cards, smart phone, and compact kit –yes you can carry all of them in a single wallet. Aside of comfort and style, they are also secure and primed for quick access to your cards and phone.

     

    Functionality
    The Story Leather long wallet is a stylish design that includes horizontal card slots on each side of wallet interior, and an insert patch pocket on each side of the wallet interior. This entire detail sums up to provide functionality into a sleek and stylish fashionable wallet. Have a look at the python skin Vienna Long Wallet here

     


    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase, Personal Style and was tagged with in-stock, long wallet, python skin, vienna, ready to ship

  • Types of Leather Used To Make Wallets, Purses, and Bags

    Posted on March 7, 2016 by Jerry Lee

    There are a variety of different leathers used when manufacturing leather goods. From animal hide types to dyes to preparations, the limit is truly endless. Some leathers work better than others for certain products, keeping wear in mind. In addition to durability, style and personal preference play a large role in leather selection.

    Common Types

    Full Grain - This strong and durable leather has not been sanded, buffed, or snuffed on the surface so it is not as smooth and lends a natural look. The breathable nature acquires less moister and it naturally patinas in color during its lifetime. This is made from the top layer of the hide. Bags are not normally made from this except for high quality pieces because it is difficult to work with for smaller pieces, this is the most common for shoes.

    Top Grain - This is the second highest quality leather and the most popular in luxury leather goods. The split layer has been taken away and this is thinner and more pliable. This also does not age as well because the strongest fibers were sanded away. It is treated with a finish coat and sanding; due to this there is no natural patina and a colder feel. This leather is stain resistant and these are the strongest popular, easy to find leather goods.

    Corrected Grain - This is a leather that has an artificial grain applied on the surface, so leather no meeting the high standards for vegetable or other tanned leathers. After the perfections are sanded off, there is an artificial grain embossed and pigments applied on top to hide imperfections even more. This can also be referred to as Genuine Leather and is most popular for wallets for affordability.

    Split Leather - This is made from the fibrous part of the leather after the top rawhide has been separated. This is used to create suede, which is tougher than clothed and a great fabric for lining.

    Bonded Leather - This is the collected dust from other leather that are glued and pressed together, used to mix with synthetic leather. This is the weakest of leather.

    Common Finishes:

    Chrome Tanned - This is produced by using chromium salts, blue and other exotic colors can be produced by this method. It is pliable, supple, and keeps shape and form easily. It is also easy to produce in about a day, and makes up 80% of leather goods.

    Vegetable Tanned - This is tanned using tannins from vegetables, bark, wood, leaves, fruits, and roots. Normally the leather results supple and brown with shade variation based on tannins and animal hide. This is not good in water, it will discolor, shrink, and harden.

    Aldehyde Tanned - Using Aldehyde chemicals, this leather is white or cream in color.

    Rose Tanned - This rare, lengthy process is created by using rose otto oil in place of other oils and the leather goods keep a delightful rose scent.


    This post was posted in Showcase, Promotion, News, How To: and was tagged with genuine leather, types of leather, fine grain, top grain, tanned leather

  • Brand Profile - Mophie Iphone Cases

    Posted on March 4, 2016 by Makenna Lenover

    How They Got Started

    Based in California, Mophie is a phone case company centers their design around charging while keeping phones waterproof. Two co founders started designing in 2006 and released the first JuicePack products, the original name. These were so successful they continued. The Mophie Rescue Initiative was an innovative advertisement scheme on their part, at the South by Southwest Festival, people would tweet in their dying phone, and winners had an interactive map tracking Saint Bernards that traveled through the festival. Once they found the dogs, they received a power reserve to charge their phone.


    Image Source: http://www.mophie.com/staypowerful?pixlee_album_photo_id=104197235

    Case To Fame

    The two most innovative and acclaimed products in Mophie’s line are the juice pack and space pack. The juice pack is the first mobile battery pack that was certified by Apple, and the space pack is the first mobile charging case with built in local storage. These products were unique to the market and innovative at their release, which was what propelled Mophie to fame!

    Philanthropic Help

    Mophie is a unique case company because they are highly interested in helping others. In 2015 they partnered with (RED) a HIV/AIDs charity focused on ending the epidemic. This red juice pack air case was special, as all proceeds went to the foundation.

    Review:

    Style

    While these cases come in a variety of colors, they are pretty standard on design. They are not too bulky considering the battery-charging element, but they keep the design minimal. The satin finished materials are sleek, but not luxurious. Most users of these cases are relying on the functional element, so this is most likely why the style is lacking.

    Functionality

    It does not get more functional than remote charging and local storage backup. These cases are unique and the first to introduce mobile charging. No matter where you are, their slogan #StayPowerful will have your back and keep you charged. The brand also carries larger portable chargers you can link to your phone with a cord for multiple charges. The most functional ability of the space packs and stations is the additional 128G of space you can receive in addition to charging. If you are busy and do a lot on your phone, this is definitely beneficial to you.

    Durability/Protection

    While most of these cases are designed just for charging, there are military standard, rugged cases as well that keep your phone protected from water and elements and charged. The H2Pro line has cases that are completely waterproof while charging your phone. So if you loose your phone in the rain, when you find it, it will be charged and dry!


    This post was posted in Technology, Showcase, Promotion and was tagged with Mophie, iPhone case, battery case, staypowerful

  • Treat Your iPad

    Posted on March 2, 2016 by Jerry Lee

    You may deck out your phone in trusty cases and gear, but it is easy to forget about your Ipad. This device is just as useful in your daily life and deserves just as much love. Here’s some great options to encase your Ipad and give it new life. Depending on your lifestyle, you may want something with a different style for different uses. From just traveling, to running errands all day, to using it heavily for various tasks, there’s an option for you and you never have to compromise luxury and style for functionality.

    For The Busy

    If you’re quite busy and on the go with your gear, a back cover case is perfect. It keeps your case scratch free and protected, but it also keeps the bulk to a minimum. That way, you can easily slip your device into your bag and pull it out when you want to read or play a game, but look good doing it.


    iPad Pro Slate

    For The Heavy User

    Just because you use your Ipad frequently doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a genuine leather good to make it more luxurious. What will be most convenient for you is a case with a folding ability that allows you to prop your Ipad at different angles. Try one angle for reading, one for replying to emails, one for playing games, and another for watching movies. This is especially helpful for hands free reading on the go. Rather than holding your device, you can conveniently angle it to your desired level and then read. If you are taking notes, the propping feature is especially helpful to let your hands write while reading. These cases are durable and flexible for all your electronic needs.


    Smart Shell Pro

    For The Traveler

    If you travel a lot and bring your Ipad on the go, you may want a stylish storage case rather than a functional case. A portfolio style case to slip your Ipad into is the perfect option to take your Ipad and keep it safe in your luggage while you’re commuting elsewhere. You can even slide your keyboard in so you have less stuff scattered throughout. Pair with a matching pouch to hold cleaning supplies and your charging equipment.


    Courier Pro

    If you are using the original iPad, the iPad Mini, or the iPad Air, please click here to pick a style to customize a case fit your device. Customize Now


    This post was posted in Showcase, Promotion, News

  • Leather Types Used By Top Fashion Designers

    Posted on February 28, 2016 by Jerry Lee

    When you’re investing in a leather good, you want to know your item is of the highest quality. Top fashion designers use high quality leather with beautiful textures and colors. These are some leather types used by top designers on the market, including Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel.

    Box Calf Leather (or Veau Leather): This is soft, smooth, glossy, yet very sensitive to water. This leather is popularly seen in the Hermes Classic Birkin. Similar leather is Veau Tadelakt, but it is much softer and has no visible grains at all.

    Barenia Natural: This calf leather is originally used in saddles but has been applied to other leather goods, it is typically combined with white top stitch making it more durable, and is water resistant. This leather does patina.

    Clemence Leather: A broad and flat pebbled pattern made from baby bull, the Veau Taurillon Clemence leather is increasing in popularity. This leather is sturdy yet slouchy, and water creates blisters.

    Togo Leather: Togo leather is scratch resistant and easily repaired. Made from baby calf, the texture is raised, yet smooth and fine. There is a pronounced graininess and is finer than Clemence leather.

    Epsom Leather: This is a simple leather that is embossed, so the pattern is rigid and structure rather than naturally grainy. It is compressed, sturdy and holds shape, and scratch resistant. The exterior is also laminated and easy to clean. A similar leather is Veau Grain Lisse lightweight with less angular grains, also embossed.

    Fjord Leather: Made from A Vache, or adult cow, this wide and flat-grained leather is matte with a soft texture. It is sophisticated and heavy.

    Gulliver/Swift Leather: This fine grain leather is luminous and almost shimmers in the sunlight. This leather is great for absorbing dye and it reflects light making colors vibrant. It is easily scratched, but also can be polished away.

    Chevre de Coromandel Leather: This sturdy goathide leather is strong yet lightweight. The texture is soft and tough against scratches, and it is incredibly long lasting.

    Chevre Mysore Leather: This goathide leather is completely scratch resilient and has a defined, visible grain. Goatskin is one of the most durable leathers on the market, yet it is stiff and soft at the same time.

    Crocodylus Niloticus: This leather is from the Nile Crocodile with a very visible large scale pattern. This leather can come in both shiny finishes and matte finishes, which both allow the scale pattern to be distinct in different ways.

    Crodcodylus Porosus: This leather comes from a particular crocodile in Australia, Southeast Asia, and Singapore.

    Ostrich Leather: This is a very unique leather and stands out with the distinct pores scattered throughout a smooth background. It changes with contact on skin and in light.

    Empreinte Leather: Made from calfskin, this leather is supple and durable, also embossed.

    Epi (Saffiano) Leather: A trade mark of Louis Vuitton, this leather is water resistant and scratch proof, made from specially tanned leather treated with plant extracts.

    Lambskin Leather: This soft and smooth leather is like a baby’s bottom. The delicate, velvet like nature is also difficult to keep in perfect shape, it needs extreme caution. Caviar leather is similar but has a bumpier, rougher texture and is a bit heavier and more resilient.

    Deerskin: Cerf leather is pebble like, smooth, and not fully pronounced. This is weightier and flexible. Many deerskin leathers today are actually made from calf skin to replicate the texture but not be as heavy.

    Calfskin, Quilted: This Chanel staple leather is made from cow hide and is soft and smooth. The fine grain looks perfect with the quilted texture sewn into the leather. There is also an aged version that is more durable, yet ragged.


    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase and was tagged with genuine leather, leather types, hermes, louis vuitton, chanel

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