Pull Up Leather is one of the most popular leathers that we offer mainly due to it’s high quality and beautiful natural appearance.
Pull Up leather is an oil and wax rich leather that is completely natural, unaltered and rugged yet soft and supple to the touch. It has a unique natural appearance which lightens in colour when stretched during wear to produce a unique worn-in effect with time. Due to this soft and scratch-sensitive finish, the leather quickly gets a beautiful vintage-patina.
During the tanning and finishing process the leather is coloured with aniline dyes that are impregnated with natural-based oils and/or waxes instead of being coated with paints and pigments. The oils and waxes tend to darken the original aniline dye coloration, but “pull up” the lighter colour when stretched and pulled. The oils and waxes provide even more beautiful shading and unique, subtle colour variations. This aniline dying process allows the scars, scratches and wrinkles that occur naturally on the leather hides to show through the finish.
We love Pull Up Leather….
for it’s unique character, every piece is different and ages over time to give you a truly vintage effect.
Watch our video to see how the leather changes as you pull and stretch it!
Pull-Up leathers require little maintenance since the original ruggedness only amplifies. Surface scratches are more pronounced but can be removed by rubbing them with your fingertips. The warmth of your hand releases the natural oils, blending away the marks.
High quality Pull Up is perfect for repairs and various craft projects but particularly notebooks, wallets, bags, purses, shoes belts, watch straps, re-enactment or as furniture leather.