What is Vachetta leather?
Vachetta leather generally comes from the bull's shoulder, making it a tough, long lasting and hard wearing leather. Vachetta is a very natural type of leather, coloured by using only dyes. It has no protection or additive treatments applied after its colouring process making it very absorbent. This comes with pros and cons.
As the leather doesn’t go through many processes in the tannery it makes this type of leather very natural; it is soft, smooth and looks great! However, as there are no protection additives to the surface of the leather it is very absorbent, meaning it will stain easily, and even change colour throughout use.
The changing of colour, however, isn’t a bad thing. Vachetta leather is designed to do this, this occurrence is called a patina. As every item is used in different ways they will all develop in their own unique way; meaning no two bags will ever be the same. So, in essence, you are purchasing a one off item.
This type of leather is most commonly found on luxurious items such as handbags and luggage, the most common brand being Louis Vuitton, however other brands have been known to use this leather as well.
two of our most popular bags are the Louis Vuitton Speedy and Neverfull
As you can see from the above picture, the handles become the darkest of all the leather. This is developed not only through natural patina but also through natural oils from your skin. These oils soak into the leather whilst you are carrying your bag.
We have Care Products available on our website
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