Leather vs Leatherette 

Genuine Leather

When looking for that premium, upmarket, high quality option, genuine leather is your best choice. Each Skin has its own character, giving a natural uniqueness to every job.

Pros:

  • Wide range of colours & Finishes.
  • Hard wearing with a long life span

 

Leatherette PU  (NOT WELDED PVC)


Also referred to as "Faux Leather" or "Imitation Leather", Leatherette is a Polyurethane based material used in the shoe and upholstery industry. With its Leather like look and feel it is a great cost effective alternative to Genuine leather.

Pros:

  • Great value for money
  • Doesn't split along folds like Welded PVC
Other material options include:


  • Canvas (water resistant)
  • felt
  • suede 

(Other material options are only available for large quantity orders)

Please note:


  • Genuine Leather is ordered in per job and not kept in stock. (Manufacturing Lead Times depending on suppliers having stock/ Tannery lead times)
  • We Carry a Wide Range of colours of PU Leatherette, please contact us for our most current and up to date swatch.
  • Although all effort is made in ensure that Colours and Finishes are the same, due to the manufacturing of both Leatherette & Leather in batches, you will find slight variances in colour shades and finishes from batch to batch.
  • Some Materials are more conducive to specific industries and we will ensure that you, as our client, make the most informed decision.