What are natural markings on leather?Updated a year ago
We use full-grain leather which is leather with the complete grain intact. The surface hasn’t been altered except (in almost all cases) the hair has been removed.
This leather can include natural markings such as scarring, blemishes, insect bites, branding, and stretch marks. But these markings are considered the signature of fine leather goods.
A common misconception is that these types of markings are “defects.” Instead, think of these as proof of natural origin. These markings incorporate the life of the animal. The absence of natural markings often means the leather is of lesser quality.
We do not consider natural markings a defect and embrace the unique nature of every animal hide we work with. There is a good chance your Popov Leather product will have some form of natural marking.
Read about the various grades of leather and why full grain is the best.