This leather is known as “Top-grain leather” because its outermost layer is buffed, sanded, or shaved off, and it is the second-highest quality leather. The topmost layer of it is sanded off to remove any irregularities or imperfections.
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Manufacturing of top grain leather
Top grain leather is formed by removing the top layer of hides by buffing and sanding. This process will make your leather thin. It will remove scars, blemishes, wrinkles, and other defects. Top grain leather is embossed with an artificial grain texture.
Quality of the top grain leather
Because this leather doesn’t have an outermost layer and has tough fibers that decrease the durability of the leather. Hence, Top-grain leather has less breathability and durability.
Uses of top-grain leather
Handbags, briefcases, keychains, wallets, and purses are formed by using top-grain leather.
The appearance of the top-grain leather
Having a consistent look because of sanding or buffing. The top-grain leather is soft and smooth to the touch, and it also has natural characteristics.
Benefits of top-grain leather
- One of a less expensive option.
- Maintenance of top-grain leather is easy.
- Top grain leather can be dyed to mimic other exotic leathers.
- Lasts longer than cheap leather.
- Have consistent and uniform look.
Drawbacks to top-grain leather
- It is less durable than full-grain leather.
- less breathability.
- It doesn’t develop a patina.
- It will crack and tear over time.
- Maintenance is required to increase its lifespan.