What is Genuine Leather?
WHAT DOES GENUINE LEATHER ACTUALLY MEAN?
PERCEPTION VS REALITY
According to the dictionary, the word “genuine” means authentic, real, true, or actual. In other words, “Genuine Leather” can also be referred to as “True Leather”, "Real Leather" or “100% Leather”. In short, genuine simply means that something is made of leather but does not infer high quality.
Always remember that genuine leather is not a qualitative term but only a collective term to categorise products which are made of real leather; just like the term “car”. A Porsche and a Chevrolet are not comparable quality-wise.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of consumers still believe genuine leather is the “best” and warrants a higher price. The opposite is true.
POINT TO NOTE
Full grain leather is also genuine leather by definition. But again, someone selling full grain leather won’t market it as genuine leather because they know the difference. Which is why we refrain from using the word genuine leather and indicate the exact type of leather used instead.
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