Monday, 13 January 2014

Focus On: Vintage/ Distressed Leathers

Not necessarily a new trend, but one that continues to grow is that of natural looking, vintage, distressed leathers which highlight and enhance the natural grain pattern of the leather, giving the end product that coveted vintage look straight from the shelf.





We find that our unique, African Goat and Sheep leather lends itself particularly well to this vintage style, as the unique grain lines create interest and character that can be emphasised in many different ways to create a vast array of different, striking looks. some of which can be seen below:




Perhaps hard to believe, but these all of these article started out life as the same creature!... 




Some more examples of various finishes on our African raw material...






We are constantly thinking of new ways to develop this range of our leathers and finding inspiration from all around, including this -unintentionally- 'shabby chic' door we came across on a recent trip to India....




The different colours, and textures all add interest and character, and as with our leathers will only continue to get better with age...

We are strong believers in keeping our leather as natural as possible, in order to enhance the natural beauty of the grain, and not over finish or cover up the grain, this will also allow the leather to age beautifully so that the end product, whether handbag, shoes or any other small leather goods can be enjoyed for many years.

After all... 'Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.' Confucius


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