CAMPO MARZIO LEATHERS

Our designers carefully choose the right type of leather best suited to its intended use and design to ultimately create a product of quality and consumer satisfaction. See some of the leathers we use in our products:

Saffiano Leather

As part of our new collections our products are now being made from the finest Italian Saffiano calf leather, which is durable, practical and easy to wipe clean. But what is Saffiano leather?

Production

The way this leather is made is by a stamping method. The Saffiano is a textured leather, meaning a treated leather, whereby a pattern or texture is pressed on the leather by machine, resulting in a cross-hatch finish, which is a special diagonal pattern. This calf hide leather is also finished with a wax treatment. As a result, the leather is pretty much scratch resistant, durable and easy to clean.

Markings

The distinctive markings on this leather are a series of diagonal lines and cross-hatch designs that renders the leather very resistant to stains, scratches and is also water repellent.

Advantages

Product consistency, higher durability, extensive design options, more vibrant colours & water resistant.

Fashion houses

Many high-end fashion houses now use Saffiano leather for it's many positive attributes. Prada is known for using Saffiano for their fine leather goods.

What do we think?

It is exceptional leather for briefcases, handbags, totes and purses, etc. The list goes on! With its remarkable durability it also creates a vibrant, saturated colour, which is why we have chosen this leather production method. We say it's here to stay!

Bonded Leather

Bonded leather is the leather type we use for items that cannot be made from 100% leather - bonded leather has an extensive design option, giving our designers more freedom to create complex products that would have otherwise had to be made form cheaper forms of materials. Bonded leather is exactly what its name suggests, read more to find out about this leather type.

Production

Bonded leather, is a term used for a man-made upholstery material made as a layered structure of a thin fiber on shredded leather which is finished with a polyurethane coating. Bonded leather is not to be confused with naugahyde, bi-cast leather, "pleather", artificial leather or plastic! Bonded leather needs the minimum amount of 50% of its weight in genuine leather to be allowed to use the term "bonded leather". Bonded leather goes through a major cycle of production to create a product of quality and consistency.

Markings

Bonded leather is laminated with a colour polyurethane coating, which is embossed with a leather-like texture. Bonded leather gives designers an extensive design option: The leather can be used on many more products than full-grain or top-grain leathers could. Bonded leather also has the advantage of rendering the leather resistant to stains, scratches and also water.

Advantages

All the leftover leather is used, thus being more sustainable, with no waste involved. Product consistency, extensive design options, more vibrant colours, durability, and a more economical affordable product are beneficial advantages.

Fashion houses

All high-end fashion houses use bonded leather for its extensive design use. It's uses are generally for smaller, more complex designed items.

What do we think?

Bonded leather is suitable leather for smaller more complex shaped products. - As this leather is more adaptable, our designers are able to create more numerous intricate items. Bonded leather allows more vibrant colours to be applied which is why we have chosen this material for some of our products. Without bonded leather Campo Marzio cannot create some of its most beloved products in the array of beautiful colours, which is a trademark of the brand.

Napa Leather (Top-Grain)

Napa leather is name derived to describe a softer leather to touch. We use the finest top-grain leather to give a consistent quality and finish to our leather products.

Production

The leather manufacturing process is divided into three fundamental sub-processes: preparatory stages, tanning, and crusting. We use the wet-blue tanning method to give our products its beautiful chosen colours.

Markings

Our leather is top-grain leather, the most used type in high-end leather products and is one of the highest quality leather types. This leather type is thinner and more pliable than other types of leather - making it softer and giving us more design options. Marking of our genuine leather is natural and no artificial grain is applied to its surface - making each product unique, therefore determining the price and quality.

Advantages

Durability, creates a patina, lasts for years to come, extremely pliable and unique.

Fashion houses

All fashion houses use leather in some form or another. From shoes, jackets and bags. In high-end fashion houses you will usually find full grain & top grain leather for their fine lather products.

What do we think?

We stay true to Italian culture and use the finest leathers available to provide products of quality. Our natural grained leather is unique to each piece making each product different from the next - ultimately creating a product to be loved. 

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