Accurate Definitions of Leather Grain

Leather grain refers to the composition and appearance of the hide. It is similar to wood grain, which refers to the texture and appearance of wood fibers.  Unfortunately with leather grain, there is a lot of misinformation. In addition to inaccurate definitions, there are false claims regarding durability. We are here to help you learn the proper definitions and gain a full understanding of leather grain.

Top grain = the uppermost layer of the hide. Period.

Top grain refers to the composition of the hide. Some people equate top grain

Conversion Calculator and Other Helpful Website Tools

We make purchasing leather easy with our conversion calculator and other helpful resources on our website. Learn how you can find the information you need, when you need it, right at your fingertips.

Conversion Calculator

Arguably the most useful tool on our website is our conversion calculator. One of the most frequent questions we are asked is how to convert fabric yards to square footage. One 54″ fabric yard equals 18 square feet of leather. You may convert sizes easily by visiting the This entry was posted in Tools on by . Read More

Yes! We Make Leather Rug Binding in over 600 Colors

Leather rug binding gives area rugs a refined finished look. Area rugs with a leather border offer aesthetic beauty, as well as excellent resistance to wear. In fact, many leathers develop a rich patina over time and will outlast the rug itself.

How Rug Binding is Made

Rug Binding begins with full hides of genuine leather. First, we calculate how many hides are required to fill the order. After we pull the leather, we cut the hides into strips using our computerized cutting machine. Each hide is laid flat on the cutting bed and secured in place with plastic to prevent the hi

Discover VIP Website Membership Benefits and Apply Today

We encourage interior designers, upholsterers, furniture manufacturers, and other leather industry partners to apply for VIP website membership. We sell to-the-trade. Therefore, you must submit an application in order to be considered for VIP website membership. Once approved, you will have access to information that is not available to the general public. As a VIP website member, you will enjoy the following exclusive benefits.

Check Inventory

Arguably the most convenient benefit to VIP website membershi

Impress Your Clients with Unique Leather Wall Coverings

One way you can really impress your clients is to use leather for wall coverings and other vertical surfaces. Leather provides beautiful color and texture, added warmth, reduced noise, and exceptional durability. Previously, we published a step-by-step guide for our Wall Panels and Wall Tiles. With our Wall Panels and Wall Tiles, there are many ways to make each project unique with buttons, beveled edges, nail heads, and decorative stitching. Today, we’re going to review a few additional unique wall covering options that are sure to impress your clients.

Cast Panels

Garrett Leather Wall Panels and Wall Tiles: A Step-by-Step Guide

Do you specify wall applications for your clients? Have you considered using leather wall panels or wall tiles for a project, but reconsidered because you thought it would be too complicated? If so, you have come to the right place. We make ordering wall panels and wall tiles easy. Here is a step-by-step guide to making your next wall installation go smoothly.

A Comparison between Pearl and Metallic Leather

Glittering pearl and metallic leather colors are in high fashion. They can be found in clothing, accessories, handbags, and furnishings. Designers often ask us what the differences are between these two types of leather. While both have a special sparkle to add some flair to your designs, they are very different.

Pearl Leather

Pearl leather has a softer look and more subtle sheen than metallic leather. To achieve the pearl look, most pearl leathers have a liquid topcoat sprayed on the surface of the hide. We may add a pearl appearance to any of our existing semi-aniline prod

Leather Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Leather Looking Its Best

Leather cleaning and proper care are essential to keeping your leather looking its best for years, decades, and even for generations. While leather is well-known for its durability and longevity, it still requires proper care. For 30 years, we’ve answered numerous inquiries regarding leather cleaning and maintenance. The method for leather cleaning varies depending on the type of leather, amount of use, and extent of wear. Here are our top leather cleaning tips.

Maintain Your Leather With Simple Dusting

In general, leather is a low maintenance material. You should wipe