This type of leather is crafted from the outer layer of the hide which makes full-grain the most expensive leather of all time. It is known to have an outstanding quality even though it is not buffed, sanded and snuffed. Hide marks give leather bags made from full grain leather a unique and natural-looking design.
Top-grain leather is the second best leather after full-grain. This type of leather resembles full-grain leather more than any other leather. The main difference from full grain is that top-grain is buffed and sanded to remove any flaws and irregularities making it smooth, softer and more pliant when made into leather bags or shoes.
This cut is the lowest quality out of all types of leathers.While genuine leather can be sanded, dyed and buffed to remove any imperfections, it doesn’t last long like the other high quality leathers. Genuine leather is usually used in belts, lower-price shoes, bags and other products.
Split leather (Suede)
Split leather was made from the middle layer of the hide called the “corium”. It is the thickest part of the hide. This type of leather is much more fragile and has many imperfections. It is not as useful compared to full-grain and top-grain leathers. However with proper leather treatments, split leather still can be durable and attractive as a leather bag material.
This type of leather is made of both original and fake leather leftovers. Bonded together using a polyurethane or latex onto a fiber mesh. With a proper treatment, such as embossing, painting or coloring, bonded leather can prove to be stylish and tasteful. Bonded leather is affordable and is commonly used in making furniture.