More and more bags and purse are made from “Saffiano”. It’s durable and practical material which is easy to clean. But what exactly is a Saffiano leather?
What is Saffiano leather?
It is textured leather where the texture is made by machine. It has a cross-hatch style and diagonal pattern and it is usually made from calf skin (genuine) or poly-urethane (faux) with wax finish.
History of Saffiano
Saffiano leather has an origin in Italy. Originally, Prada had a patent for real Saffiano leather. It was invented by Mario Prada in Italy and it is one of Prada´s masterpieces. The first handbags made from Saffiano were made in 1913, when Prada started its designer handbags journey.
Process of production
Leather is put under a machine heated to 165F.
Then, the leather is pressed on for 10-15 seconds.
Lastly, it is treated with wax finish – it gives the leather durability and it prevents scratches and cracks on the handbag.
Properties of Saffiano
Saffiano leather has a great durability and it creates vibrant and colorful pieces. Texture has unique and unmistakable look. It comes in many colors and is typical by its scratch-resistance and water-resistance. Because of its shape and form, the convex peaks wear off faster. Then it causes that the leather loses its signature and bi-colored look.
More information about Saffiano :
Source: Fobsession. (2017). Saffiano genuine leather calf skin.