If you walk into a store and see a pair of shoes with the feeling of soft, smooth leather, chances are that they’re made from bonded leather. If you’re interested in the history of footwear and how it’s made, this article is for you!
What is Bonded Leather?
Bonded Leather is a type of leather that is made by “bonding” two pieces of leather together, usually the top and bottom. The process starts with a thin layer of glue applied to each piece. Next, a thin layer of paste is applied and left to dry. Then the top piece is pressed against the bottom for several hours. This helps form both pieces into one and seals them together. Once this process is complete, the leather is finished with a thin layer of wax that prevents it from cracking or peeling away. The end result is leather with no split seams and a smooth, glossy finish. Bonded Leather is available in a variety of colors, most often tan or brown. This type of leather is ideal for interior use, such as the backs of coats and bags. It is also perfect for creating wallets or handbags.
How is Bonded Leather Different from Regular Leather?
Bonded leather is a different kind of material from normal leather because it is made of a mixture of plastic and a rubber compound. This combination makes the leather durable and able to stand up to wear and tear.
This type of leather is recognized by an embossed pattern on the surface of the natural leather.
The embossed pattern on this leather is similar to the grain of natural leather.
Bonded leather is costly compared to normal leather, but it is a good investment as it ages well and lasts for a very long time.
How Can You Tell If It Is Genuine or Fake?
There are a few ways to tell if the leather is genuine or fake. You can check if the car seat or couch has logos similar to what you see on the bag. But, if you can’t find any, you can go to the original website of the designer and check out the stitching, which should be very precise. The stitching on the bag also needs to look exactly like the original stitching on the purse, so if you find a bag that is stitched quite differently from how it is stitched on the website, then you will know that the bag is fake. And, as always, if the bag is too cheap to be real, it probably is.
Benefits of the use of bonded leather
Longevity: The leather is waterproof and stain-resistant. This means it is more likely to last longer, especially if you use it on a daily basis.
Value: The leather is designed to last longer than other leathers on the market today. This means you can get more use out of it than you can other leathers that are cheaper.
Stain: The leather is designed to be stain-resistant. This means that you will never have to worry about having to clean your leather bag too frequently.
Durability: The leather is designed to withstand lots of use. It can handle a lot of wear and tear over time.
Bonded leather is the most common form of leather, but it’s rarely used in fashion because it’s too expensive. Bonded leather is made up of multiple layers of bonded leather that are either sewn together or glued to achieve a very durable and waterproof material.