What is Bonded Leather?
Bonded leather is created from leather dust, leather scraps, and left overs created from the splitting process used when creating top grain leather. The leather dust and scraps are glued together. This mixture is placed on a weak backing material like paper or cloth. It is then smashed flat and embossed with a pattern.
Does Bonded Leather last long?
To recap, this leather is created from tearing apart a perfectly good hides (created by nature) and gluing it back together…. What’s your guess? Correct! This type of leather is junk. It wears away lightening quick and you should stay far, far away from it. Stick with Full Grain Leather because it’s the best out there.
Why do manufacturers use Bonded Leather?
Bonded Leather is inexpensive and can be molded into whatever look the designer wants during the embossing process. That means it provides a versatile material that can be called “leather.”
Are there any benefits of Bonded Leather?
We’ll consider every aspect of leather when making this call because if we didn’t, we wouldn’t have much good to say about this fabricated leather. The one good thing that comes of this interesting leather mixture is that every last ounce of these scraps are getting used somehow and not wasted. We don’t like waste here at the Buffalo Billfold Company because it’s just not good for the earth. Well, not wasted right away….