ANILINE (also known as 'natural')
Aniline leather is the closest it is possible to get the "raw" natural leather.
This effect of transparency is similar to that observed by looking at a piece of colored wood where the color does not cover but enhances the tree's nodes and natural grains. In fact, the top grain remains natural and highly visible.
To maintain its natural beauty, it is imperative to follow a cleaning and protection routine from the beginning of use.
Advantage: natural appearance, excellent feeling, natural, top grain and minor defects, very soft and breathable
To protect the natural look of the leather, they are then sprayed with bright, translucent colors.
This coating provides only light protection, so the use of leather protectors is highly recommended.
Advantage: Natural finish, Pleasant feel and appearance, Improved light fastness compared to pure aniline leather, More practical than aniline leather
This type of leather is ideal for frequently used items such as furniture and car seats, especially when a "child-friendly" solution is required.
FENICE leather care products provide an easy care solution for all these types of leather. Full refinishing is possible when restoration is required.
Advantage: Uniform color and coating, Good coverage of defects, Lightfast, Easy to maintain
FENICE's exclusive, highly specialized care products are ideal for the care, protection and preservation routine required by nubuck leather throughout its life.
Advantage: Velvety appearance and touch, Very soft, warm and natural, Soft and breathable
Disadvantages: Expensive, Sensitive to stains that are difficult to remove
"Pull up" was originally used to describe the effect on a kind of leather known as "Timberland" after the well-known shoe manufacturer produced this type of article famously.
This leather glows when stretched, folded or "pulled up"
Advantage: Great look, Vintage effect
Unique striped lightening when pulled or folded
Disadvantages: Requires regular maintenance
The technique consists of creating a finishing film on a continuous support of release paper. An adhesive is applied to the film, then the film is pressed onto the leather. The finished leather is then removed from the release paper showing a perfectly uniform surface. When bycast leather is stretched, a lighter color is visible, which disappears when not pulled. This extent is sometimes used to identify bycast leather.
Advantage: More resilient than 'split' / 'heavily buffered' leather
Disadvantages: An unnatural look and feel, Requires protection from skin oils