Natural Leather - Before & After

by Grace Gordon November 08, 2015

This week I've been putting together some more of our card inserts and began writing about our natural leathers and what to expect from them. 

It dawned on me that I haven't actually done a post about how our gorgeous nude bags age over time. One of the reasons I turned to the world of leather in the first place was because of the amazing patina which leather develops. 

Left raw, or natural, the nude leathers will darken and age to morph into something quite unique. As I put it on the inserts:

Our natural (Nude) leather products will patina over time resulting in a darker, uneven colouration. Leather fans will recognise this as the ultimate sign of quality, the process itself can be quickened but should not and cannot be avoided. 

To show you what I mean I've included a photo of our Ellie Tote, before and after, above. Rain, sunlight, oils and contact with other liquids all work towards the ageing process. The areas which have the most frequent contact with hands and fingers are usually the first to go. To slow the process a little you can rub leather protector into your bag and shield form direct sunlight. 

I love the effect and can't wait to see how they change over the next few years. If you have one of our nude collection please do get in touch! As always just send us an e-mail for more information on the process if you'd like to know more. 


Grace x

Grace Gordon
Grace Gordon


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