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Consider going with untreated leather.

Consider going with untreated leather.

Leather is a popular and timeless material that has been used for centuries to create a variety of goods, from clothing and accessories to furniture and home decor. When it comes to leather, there are two main types: treated and untreated. In this blog post, we'll be exploring the world of untreated leather goods.

 

Untreated leather, also known as raw or natural leather, has not undergone any treatment, or finishing process. This means that it retains its natural texture, colour,

and imperfections. It's a popular choice for those who appreciate the authentic

look and feel of leather.

 

Untreated leather goods are unique in that they will age and develop a patina over

time, much like a well-worn pair of jeans or a favourite leather jacket. The leather

will darken, soften, and become more supple with use. This creates a beautiful

and one-of-a-kind piece that will last for years to come.

 

One of the benefits of untreated leather goods is that they are often more eco-friendly than treated leather goods. Many treated leather products are coated with

chemicals and dyes, which can be harmful to the environment. Untreated leather

is generally produced using natural and sustainable methods, making it a great

choice for environmentally conscious people.

 

However, it's important to note that untreated leather goods do require a bit more care than their treated counterparts. Because they are not coated or treated, they

are more susceptible to water damage and staining. It's important to keep them

out of the rain and avoid exposing them to liquids as much as possible. If your

untreated leather goods get wet, dry them off as quickly as

possible and allow them to air dry completely before using them again.

 

In conclusion, untreated leather goods are a beautiful and unique option for those

who appreciate leather's natural look and feel. They require a bit more care

than treated leather goods, but with proper care, they can last for years and

develop a beautiful patina that is truly one-of-a-kind. If you're looking for

an eco-friendly and timeless option for your next leather purchase, consider

going with untreated leather.

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