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Why we choose Buffalo Leather for our handbags?

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.

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Leather used in handbags come in many grades and types. There are generally three basic types of leather used in fine leather handbags.

100% Genuine Buffalo Leather Elegant  Everyday Handbag - Champagne

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. 

100% Genuine Buffalo Leather Elegant  Everyday Formal Handbag - Tan Brown

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.

 100% Genuine Buffalo Leather Elegant  Everyday Handbag - Brick Red

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..

100% Genuine Buffalo Leather Strapped Everyday Handbag - Champagne Brown

The buffalo leather we use is full grain, there may be distinctive marks found on the hide creating a completely unique style.

                            100% Genuine Buffalo Leather Elegant Formal Everyday Handbag - Tan Brown

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

100% Genuine Buffalo Leather Elegant Formal Everyday Handbag - Tan Brown



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  • Cary Pragdin on

    Many thanks for a very informative article! Nothing adds polish and style to a woman like a genuine leather handbag. I personally believe that it’s worth saving up and investing in genuine leather, as opposed to buying cheap synthetics that will break and need to be replaced about every 6 months. Also love all your styles and colours; would buy all of them if I could!


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