What you should know about leather?
Leather, like any natural material, may not have a “perfect” texture for several reasons:
Leather comes from animal hides, and no two hides are identical. Each hide has unique characteristics and imperfections, such as scars, wrinkles, and variations in grain. These variations are a natural part of the material.
Leather is processed through tanning, a chemical treatment that transforms animal hides into a durable material. The tanning process can result in variations in texture and colour, depending on the specific tanning method used.
The type and quality of the leather used can also affect the texture. Full-grain leather, for example, is considered the highest quality but may have more natural imperfections compared to corrected grain leather, which has surface imperfections sanded or buffed away.
The grain pattern of leather can vary depending on the part of the animal from which it was sourced. The neck, belly, and back of an animal’s hide may have different grain patterns and textures.
While the texture of leather may not be “perfect” in the sense of absolute uniformity, it is these imperfections and variations that give leather its unique and appealing character. Many people appreciate the natural, organic qualities of leather and view these imperfections as part of its charm. If you’re looking for a more uniform texture, synthetic materials like faux leather may provide a more consistent appearance.
Below are some examples of leather textures that can be considered as “Normal”, not defective.