Buffalo Leather a material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process. Fati.co.za Genuine Buffalo Leather handbag offers you an elegant range to choose from.
Leather used in handbags come in many grades and types. There are generally three basic types of leather used in fine leather handbags.
Full-grain leather is made from the finest natural hides with no imperfections. This natural grain is extremely durable. It simply does not wear out and over time develops a rich patina that increases natural beauty. Full-grained leather handbags are made from the skins of young cattle and are prized for their smooth texture and fine quality.
Corrected-grain leather (also called top-grain leather) is smooth on one side and fuzzy on the other side. On the smooth side, the natural grain of the hide is sanded off and an artificial grain is applied with a stamping process. This process hides imperfections and adds interest to the leather finish.
Suede is an interior split of the hide. A velvet-like, soft and fuzzy look and feel makes suede a popular choice for leather hobo handbags and backpack style handbags.
No other fabric can compare with the unique textures, rich colours, strength, or smell of real leather. It's in a category all its own with different sizes, weights, types, and prices. The joy of working with real leather is all in the longevity of the finished projects, garments, and accessories that last well beyond the years of any other fabric or fibre.
Buffalo leather is tanned using something called “brain tanning”. Brain tanning uses other parts of animals, natural and wood smoke. This smoking process keeps the leather fibres strong and pliable.
Buffalo hides are a lot smaller than cow hides, because they are not stretched before processing. If you look at the, you’ll see the wonderful pattern and texture of buffalo hide. If we were to stretch buffalo hide we would lose that texture, and buffalo hide wouldn’t have that distinctive textured aesthetic.
Buffalo hide is equal in strength to cow hide leather. Neither of these material stretch or deteriorate easily, so they are both an exceptional materials for bags. We love the resilient nature of these materials..
The buffalo leather we use is full grain, there may be distinctive marks found on the hide creating a completely unique style.
So treat yourself to a bag that offers a distinctive material with the durability and style to back it up. Stay tuned to our blog to read about the latest products released right here at Fati.co.za