WHAT IS PATINA?
Much like your favorite pair of jeans, leather ages, developing a “patina” as oils from your skin and other elements of the environment absorbs into it. Patina isn’t a negative; instead, it’s the main reason people fall in love with natural leather in its raw state. We recommend you apply a conditioner to your bag prior to use to protect it from the elements and bring out the natural beauty of the leather. We like Fryes leather conditioner. The more your bag is conditioned and carried, the softer and more beautiful it will become!
FULL GRAIN LEATHER
The natural surface of full grain leather is unique. It tells a story and reveals natural imperfections, marks, and even light branding marks in its surface. Full grain leather is extremely strong and durable, as the natural grain contains the strongest fibers in the hide. Most of our Guatemalan bags are crafted from beautiful full grain leathers, handpicked by us during our visit to Guatemala.