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Natural Aniline Leather - Why we love it!

Why choose natural aniline over corrected grain cowhide?

When it comes to choosing a leather sofa for your home, there are a variety of options to choose from. Two of the most popular types of leather are, natural aniline leather and corrected grain cowhide leather. While both have their pros and cons, natural aniline leather is often considered the better choice for a number of reasons. Read our below blog to find out why!

One of the main reasons why natural aniline leather is a better choice for leather sofas in the home is due to its natural appearance. Natural aniline leather is made from the top layer of the hide, which is often referred to as the "grain". This layer is left largely unaltered, resulting in a product that looks and feels natural and authentic. This gives the leather sofa a warm and inviting appearance that can add to the overall aesthetic of your home. Corrected grain cowhide leather, on the other hand, is made from the lower layers of the hide and is processed to hide any blemishes or imperfections. This often results in a product that looks and feels less natural and less authentic.

Another reason why natural aniline leather is a better choice for leather sofas is it’s durability. Natural aniline leather is treated with aniline dye, which penetrates the grain layer of the hide, resulting in a product that is more resistant to damage and wear. This makes it a good choice for leather sofas in homes with children and pets, as it is less likely to scratch or tear easily. Corrected grain cowhide leather, on the other hand, is treated with pigments that sit on top of the grain layer, making it more susceptible to damage and wear over time.

In addition to its durability, natural aniline leather also has a unique texture and appearance that is unlike any other type of leather. Because it is made from the top layer of the hide, it retains the natural grain and texture of the animal skin. This results in a product that is truly one-of-a-kind, with a look and feel that cannot be replicated by any other type of leather. Corrected grain cowhide leather, on the other hand, is made from lower quality hides and is treated with chemicals to remove blemishes and improve the appearance of the grain, resulting in a product that may look good initially, but that quickly loses its shine and texture over time.
We love the unique imperfections in our natural aniline leather sofas.

Natural aniline leather is also considered to be more environmentally friendly than corrected grain cowhide leather. Natural aniline leather is made from hides that are tanned using natural processes and chemicals, which are much less harmful to the environment than the synthetic materials and chemicals used to produce corrected grain cowhide leather.

Finally, natural aniline leather is more comfortable than corrected grain cowhide leather. Natural aniline leather has a soft and supple feel that makes it comfortable to sit on for long periods of time. Corrected grain cowhide leather, on the other hand, is often stiff and rigid, making it less comfortable to sit on for extended periods.

In conclusion, natural aniline leather is a preferred choice for leather sofas in most Australian homes. It has a natural appearance, is more durable, has a unique texture and appearance, is more environmentally friendly, and is more comfortable to sit on. While both types of leather have their advantages, natural aniline leather is the preferred choice for those who want a high-quality, long-lasting, and comfortable leather sofa for their home.

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