Practices such as these mislead the product manufacturer, retailer, and consumer, making them believe the leather is of a higher grade and value than it really is. Believe us – we expose this type of problem on a regular basis!

Is your vendor supplying buffed, corrected grain leather when you actually signed-off on a full grain approval sample? Or is your vendor claiming that his semi-aniline leather is really full grain? It’s difficult to find out what you are being supplied with, but we can find out the truth for you! If you suspect that you are being deceived, send a sample to us for evaluation.
Unfortunately, confusion and inadequate understanding - sometimes exploited through intentional deceit - has sometimes resulted in vendors engaging in the following practice:
• Marketing pigmented or corrected grain leather as semi-aniline (low grade hides can be cleverly finished using a combination of differently colored coats in such a way that it bears the appearance of semi-aniline leather).
• Describing semi-aniline leather as aniline.
• Selling split leather as top grain (by embossing the finish).