Packer Leather offer the following leather types;
Full grain leathers
This is leather that has not been altered beyond hair removal. Fulll grain is the most authentic type of leather, as it retains all of the original textures and markings of the skins outer surface.
Corrected Grain leathers
This description is used where the grain of a leather is buffed away to remove blemishes, and then covered with a new artificial grain created by using pigments and other finishes.
Textured/ Embossed leather
Leather that has been stamped or printed with a design or an artificial texture. This is usually done to improve the surface appearance of the leather or to make lower grades more saleable. Eg: To create an imitation "snake" skin.
This refers to leathers that exhibit very good softness for hand related industry protection and high performance sports.
Pull up leathers
Describes the behavior of leather after being treated with oils/ waxes and dyes in such a way that when the leather is pulled or stretched such as "footwear", the finish becomes lighter in the stretched area.
Leathers that are suface dyed with one color over another (usually darker over lighter). This highlights a richness of the grain and tries to replicate an aged appearance.
This is leather that is colored all the way through and without any further colorization of the grain surface. Because there is no grain finish, the natural markings of the leather will be evident, so for these leathers it is important to use only the best quality hides.
Semi Aniline leathers
This uses aniline leather to which a matching pigment layer is added to even out the color and add protection.
Leather that has been coated with leather suitable paints to add durability, improve color consistency and minimise blemishes and natural flaws in the grain of the leather.
This term refers to either a split leather or the flesh side of the leather being buffed and brushed to create a fine fibred suede nap.
Vegetable Tanned Leathers
Vegetable tanned leather offers a fuller body handle and firmness than chrome tanned leathers.