Nappa Full-Grain leather is renowned for its soft feel and durability. Made from natural sheepskin, this product maintains a slight stretch ability and its garment/apparel weight makes it ideal for use in creating fashion leather products such as coats, bags and hats. The grain of the material has been retained (i.e. Full-Grain) so its fibres provide increased strength and breathability.
Due to the natural irregularity of the shape of the skin, this product is sold by area only in square feet (sq. ft). Measurements are often taken at the tannery using specialised machines that measure the whole area of the skin including fringe areas (not just actual squares). As all of our skins are NOT cut or supplied in rectangular sections (like you would expect for fabric materials), you will be sent the skin in its natural irregular shape. Depending on the size purchased and availability, you may receive half skins. If you purchase two or more quantities, you may receive full skins with the total area combined. The thickness is approximately 0.75-1mm. This product is available in different sizes and colours.
Please consider the dimensions of this product very carefully. One square foot (sq. ft.) in area is measured as 1 foot x 1 foot (30cm x 30cm). For example, a skin size of 4sq. ft. does NOT correspond to the dimensions 4 feet x 4 feet (this would result in an area of 16sq. ft., i.e.: 4 x 4). Hence a skin with an area of 4sq. ft. would have the corresponding dimensions of approximately 2 feet x 2 feet, or 1.5 feet x 2.67, which when multiplied, results in 4 square feet. Please refer to the How Leather Skins are measured in Square Feet (Sq. Ft.) image supplied.
Metallic coloured leather is a natural product that has a metallic foil finish on top. Unlike other coloured leather that are normally colour dyed in solutions allowing the colour to soak into the leather, the metallic leather has a 'foil' layer that sits on top of the leather surface. This foil finish can lift off the leather if it is over handled and stretched. We recommend using a protective cloth when working with metallic leathers and it is best to avoid too much handling.
Also note our real leather is a natural product and may come with natural imperfections including marks, holes and varying textures. While we try our best to hand-select items, it is difficult to predict customer preferences so while the same piece is acceptable by one customer (because they intend on cutting it up to make trims), it is not for another (because they require a larger surface area and there is a hole present). If you have particular requests, please remember to let us know and we will do our best to meet your requirements. Thank you for your understanding.
Sizes: 2-3 sq ft, 3-4 sq ft and 4-5 sq ft | Weight: approx. 200 grams | Price per: Piece