Understanding the Nature of Leather

Understanding the Nature of Leather

Leather is a unique natural product that in no way can be replicated by man-made products. Only leather can give you a product that breathes and becomes more beautiful with age, developing a rich patina. There are many influencing factors that can affect the quality of leather and in what type of product it can be used for. Genetic makeup, environment, and food supply all impact the unique variations in texture and color of the hides. These various colors, indentations, wrinkles and marks on the outside of a particular hide are all part of its natural beauty and uniqueness.

We at Barbarossa Leather, travel the globe checking and sourcing the finest hides the world has to offer. Most of our leather comes from Europe, where the climate is temperate and the animals are housed indoors during the winter.