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Leather types

For the different types of leather.

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nappa leather

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Soft, full grain leather made from unsplit animal skin - often sheep or lamb.

faux leather

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A materials that look and feel like leather but are actually synthetic. Faux leather materials include vinyl and Polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

suede

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Leather treated to produce a velvet-like finish.

top grain leather

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The top layer of leather (leather is split into multiple layers before it is used).

embossed

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A term used to describe leather or faux-leather with a design imprinted on it. Often exotic skins like croco or snake are actually embossed leather or faux leather.

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