Napa or nappa leather comes from sheepskin, lambskin or pigskin. A full grain and soft hand define this product. The open pores are left uncovered by paints and coatings and because of this, only the best most unblemished hides are used for napa. It is known as a luxury product and featured in high-quality car interiors.
Natural napa leather may be called aniline leather because of the colorants used. Less durable than other leathers, it is softer and more luxurious. All napa leather is made from the upper hair side of a hide. It does not receive a polymer coating, but may be embossed, distressed, waxed or buffed.
Lambskin nappa’s soft buttery texture is ideal for gloves, wallets and clothing. Unlike regular lambskin, napa does not have fleece. It is also very thin and more easily stained, requiring more care. Flexible and elastic as well as beautiful to look at, it can be used for jewelry, jewelry chests and other boxes, date planners and book binding.
Pig napa is thin, lightweight and very strong. The supple properties make it a good choice for garments like blazers, shirts and jackets. The texture of the original grain surface shines through.
Full leather skins in brown lambskin leather with a ¨paint brush¨ finish. This genuine leather fabric is soft and very easy to work with. The leather hide is light weight yet has a lot of body and would be great for any leather accessory, craft or DIY project.
The leather skins have very little natural markings if any and are ideal for any project. Please note that genuine leather is natural and part of an animal, scars and imperfections are all part of its character and personality.