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Authentic Full Grain Leather

Full-grain Leather

A dual layer structure

The unique properties of full-grain leather comes from the grain and corium layers. The elegance and character of leather is due to the tightly woven structure of grain. The lesser dense corium serves as the thicker flexible base, making it strong and durable.

Leather Grain

Untouched top layer in leather

In DaVarg leather, the grain layer untouched with the its features and marks. The grain in leather is responsible for its unique character.  As the leather get used, the folds and wrinkles develops, further adding to its character. 


Corium Layer

Improving corium layer

The loose corium fibers can attract dirt and moisture and degrade the leather quickly. To avoid this, we coat it with a special coating to bond and stabilize the loose fibers. With a smooth corium, linings and paddings become unnecessary, enabling us to develop thinner articles. 

DaVarg Leather

Transforming veg-tan leather

Vegetable-tanned leather starts as a blank canvas. To prepare it,  we tint grain side of leather with deep penetrating dyes that impart the shades into the leather. Unlike synthetic surface coatings that cover the grain, our dyes penetrate deep but still retains the character of leather. These tinting also enhance the sheen and patina, ensuring the leather will mature gracefully as it ages. 

No Calf-skin Leather

Let calves be calves

We do not use calf skin leather in our articles. We believe mature full-grain leather has better character and durability and become soft and supple with daily use. Besides, we want those calves to grow up and live a long life to become beautiful cows and bulls.

Finishing DaVarg Leather

Making better full-grain leather

Full-grain, veg-tan leather undergoes several steps to transform fully into DaVarg Leather.

Sorting & Grading

Every grain on DaVarg leather is authentic as nature made them. However as the leather get used, the folds and wrinkles develops on grain based on the way it is used and develops and individual character.

Shading

Vegetable tanned leather has a creamy, pale shade that attracts dirt and stains. To prevent any unwanted staining and to further add character, we tint the grain side with deeply penetrating dyes of various custom shades.

Back Coating

In most leathers, the corium or back side of leather is often unfinished- this causes the corium side to attract moisture, get stained, and have its fibers quickly come loose. We find this undesirable, so the back side of Davarg leather is also coated with a specially formulated layer that bonds the corium fibers together.

Shading

Once the leather is back-coated, the leather is branded with our inner wave pattern and stamp with the DaVarg maker's mark. The wave pattern proves the continuity in leather. The DaVarg Makers Mark is applied as our stamp of approval on this leather.


Vegetable Tanning Process

From raw hide to full grain leather

Vegetable tanning has been perfected over human evolution to transform raw hide into durable and elegant material. It is still the most classical and traditional among tanning methods and the preferred process that can retain the character of delicate leather grain. The transformation from raw hide into leather happens over several weeks with tannins derived from trees and plants. These tannins convert and bind the collagen proteins in the rawhide, making them strong and more durable. Over time the corium fibers dehydrate, gaining strength and flexibility while the grain layer retains its natural character of the hide.