In the automotive world, all cars are not created equal. The same is true in the leather world. Over the years, consumers have been trained to think “Genuine Leather” is the hallmark of quality, end of discussion. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.
“Technically It’s Leather, But…”
“Genuine Leather” is something of a misnomer. All it really means is: “technically it’s leather but….” Genuine leather can include thin scraps of leather, embossed leather, sanded down leather, split leather, patched together leather (think: particle board), etc. Essentially, it’s a catchall term. In fact, the label can even apply to pig or goat leather. The point is, you don’t really know what you’re getting with “Genuine Leather”, which means it is usually the lowest grade of leather.