Types of Leather
- Look: pore, wrinkle
- Smell: natural aromas
- Touch: have a beautiful soft and subtle touch
We only select full grain top layer cowhide, with its timeless feature that it becomes glossier and warmer in texture as time goes on.
The first/top layer of cowhide has some natural characteristics, such as uneven lines, wrinkles, and pores. These subtle differences are not flaws, but natural and unique attributes.
Tumbled leather is done by spinning the leather in a machine with countless tiny stones. The tumbling process softens the leather and creates a more evident grain and smooth surface.
Due to the serious shrinkage of the leather, the utilization rate is greatly reduced. And due to the difference in the parts of the leather, the natural wrestling pattern has uneven properties. Every songmont bag is precious and unique.
Features: plump, bouncy, uneven and unique texture
Lychee grain leather vs. Tumbled leather
Lychee grain leather is a kind of embossed leathers. It has a uniform texture and its pattern is less dimensional compared with tumbled leather.
It is a more economical option with its relatively low cost and durability, but as it is split leather, which is inferior to full grain leather, we don’t select it for our handbags.
Lychee grain leather
Box Calf has a special treatment process, in which the leather could transforms from a beautiful matte to a shiny gloss depending upon lighting. And it offers more stiffness and rigidity than other chrome-tanned leathers.
Features: Balance of luster and comfortable to touch, unique wear-resistant process, can avoid fingerprints, firm and elastic
Calf leather with sponge-composite
The tree trunk texture calf leather with sponge-composite is based on the first layer of calf leather, add a layer of sponge is padding between the calf leather. Because of sponge layer has thinned the suede layer, the thickness of the leather will be thinner than the ordinary leather, but at the same time it provides a softer and curative touch.
Features: Light, fluffy, retro feeling
Embossed leathers are leathers that have been stamped with steel engraved plates. Our embossed leathers are selected from the top layer of cowhide which are suitable for embossing, with elegant and classic crocodile patterns, the best choice for those who enjoy a structured bag.
Suede leather is a velvety leather with a unique feel and look among leather types, it is a fine product appreciated for its quality, appearance and feel. Suede is a type of split leather, is the innermost layer of the hide. We selected calf suede as the raw material, it is slightly thicker than lamb suede and more durable for a long-lasting result.
Leather is a lifeful natural material. It becomes increasingly soft and lustrous with use and Songmont’s creations will form their own unique glow and beauty as time goes on.