Vegetable tanned leather has a natural creamy shade that attracts dirt and stains. To reduce unwanted staining and to further add character, we tint the grain side with deeply penetrating dyes. These dyes penetrate the grain fibers and the corium layer, yet leave the top grain surface uncoated to enhance the patina of leather as it matures.
In most leathers, the corium or back side of leather is often unfinished- this causes the corium side to attract moisture or get dirty, and allow its fibers quickly come loose and frayed. These frayed fibers is not only ugly, but also reduces the durability of leather. We find this undesirable in our articles, and so the back side of DaVarg leather is also coated with a specially formulated layer.
With this back coating we don't have to use linings and paddings, making our designs slimmer and more durable. Back coating also ensures that DaVarg leather has a smooth leathery feel, even on the inner surfaces of the article.