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How to Recognize Genuine Leather from Synthetic Leather?

Come Riconoscere la Vera pelle dalla pelle sintetica?

How many times have you wondered how to distinguish between real and fake leather? In fact, in the increasingly varied and continuous offer on the market, there are garments and accessories of all kinds: genuine leather, however, has essential characteristics and a guarantee of quality which is the result of the long and complex process of manufacturing, checking, 'all-round craftsmanship that demands.

Yes...because the first line between real leather and synthetic leather is that an original garment still needs manual skills: not everything can be done mechanically.

Genuine leather is fire resistant – while synthetic materials will tend to burn quickly – it is breathable, it is characterized by an unmistakable smell, it is extremely resistant but has an uneven structure so much so that the classic streaks of color – that detail which gives garments the unmistakable aged effect – they represent the uniqueness of a 100% original product.

Genuine leather - Artificial leather

Genuine leather garments are certified and often branded to certify their authenticity. You can recognize the differences between genuine leather and synthetic fabric also and above all from the structure: if the grain side, the external part of the material, can be emulated in an (almost completely) faithful way, the internal part – the so-called flesh side – has characteristics that are difficult to reproduce.

The advantages of wearing genuine leather garments and accessories are numerous: first of all there is a guarantee of excellence and quality that gives value to your purchase; the resistance of the product – and the yield – then has a very high standard.

Choosing genuine leather means supporting the craftsmanship of those who master a trade, of those who know the secrets of manufacturing, it means validating the choice of raw materials and aiming for excellence.

Synthetic products are often untraceable, have a medium-low duration of use which increases the harmful fast-fashion economy which is based on principles of overproduction and exploitation of labour.

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