Simply defined, aniline leather is leather that has not been painted over to cover marks and imperfections. We use water and water-based finishing exclusively and grade our leathers scrupulously based on the natural aesthetics present in the hide.
We divide our different finishing of leather in to two different categories:
Leather to which no color has been added during the finishing process. Aniline leather has been ingrained in the tanning process and only a protective finish has been applied to its surface. It has a rich and shifting color texture and is our personal favorite in terms of material integrity and genuine leather feel.
Leather that has been ingrained during tanning to which a layer of color is added in the finishing process. The color tone is more even than aniline leather; however the follicles on the grain side of the leather must still be visible.