Bison is created on South German top-grain cowhides. Due to the fact that leather is a natural material it will absorb the dye differently throughout the hide. Therefore expect a subtle color variation within the hide. A non-directional embossing is added for depth, afterward a light antique effect is applied to give the leather character. A topical treatment is added for water and stain resistances. Bison will develop a patina over time and with use. Prolonged exposure to sunlight will fade and dry Bison. The Bison hides average 60 square feet.

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Athena is our finest protected full grain leather. Only the best hand-selected European raw material is used for this leather. The hides have an amazing hand and don’t lose their natural appearance. Athena has an outstanding natural hair-cell grain that elevates its perceived value far above cost. The Athena finish makes this leather ideal for applications in medium and high traffic areas, like hospitality and contract seating applications.
The hand sets this leather even further apart from almost all finished leathers. If you are looking for leather that combines the feel and beauty of pure aniline leather with the characteristics and durability of finished leather, Athena is the perfect solution for you.
All natural characteristics of leather are reflected in this micro-finished top grain leather. Natural markings and imperfections elevate this leather in beauty and feel above other finished products. The contemporary color line makes Athena an ideal candidate for the modern and upscale leather application.
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Artisan - For the most discriminating leather customers. Absolute premium selection of hides and pure aniline dying make for some of the nicest leather you will ever see. Artisan offers the added protection of water and stain resistance. Natural features should be expected as they are in any truly pure aniline leather. The Artisan hides average 50 square feet. Click here to see samples.

Avalon is a glazed aniline drum dyed leather with an uniquely controlled pull-up look and created to improve on the original old world charm. The leather comes from choice European cattle. AVALON has a one of a kind effect and multiplies the character of the furniture piece with which it is upholstered. Click here to see samples.

Distressed - Top grain European hides with a worn distressed appearance. Treated for stain resistance, Distressed has a waxy hand that will darken and deepen with use. Hides are aniline dyed, will vary in coloring and will display the natural markings of life on the range such as scratches, wrinkles, etc. The Distressed hides average 45 square feet. Click here to see samples.




Cowboy is a full aniline distressed leather with an excellent soft hand and drape. Cowboy has a beautiful aged distressed look due to the waxes and oils applied during the finishing process. It scratches and marks easily but in time will rub out. The pull-up characteristics of this leather will also provide contrast in both luster and color. When upholstered, Cowboy is designed so that it will give any piece an authentic aged look. Cowboy has a protective clear coat that provides additional protection for excellent wearability.

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Focus is a very supple top grain cowhide leather that is aniline dyed using an entirely non-polluting system to ensure minimal waste, high quality and a product that is environmentally sound. The tannage uses selected raw materials to attain a very soft hand and drape. Once upholstered the natural grain provides a unique appearance and richness. A protective finish combined with waxes gives FOCUS added durability and excellent color consistency, without sacrificing an incredibly soft touch.

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Pearlized is a natural aniline leather with a metallic over spray and an amazingly supple hand feel and look. The uniqueness of Pearlized is in the softness of the look, while still maintaining a beautiful pearlized patina. Selected hides are meticulously picked for this article to give it a naturally even pebbled grain, and to maximize its natural hand feel. Once upholstered, Pearlized will give any piece a sophisticated elegant look with an excellent drape and feel.

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Roman is a full aniline hand antiqued leather which provides any piece with a sophisticated antique look. Roman is a top grain naturally pebbled leather that has been hand stained by a combination of subtle oils and waxes, followed by a protective topcoat to give it excellent wearability. It is then hot ironed to give it an added hand and a see through look reminiscent of the old English Bridle leathers. Once upholstered, the beauty and workmanship of this leather is amplified and brought to life, by giving any piece a natural transparent antique effect.

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Royal
The Roman hides average 53 square feet.The Pearlized hides average 55 square feet.
The Focus hides average 58 square feet.The Cowboy hides average 48 square feet.is a full aniline dyed steer hide. Fresh hides are selected for this article, in order to provide an excellent soft hand and drape. Royal has an elegant aged distressed look due to the oils applied during the finishing process. The pull-up characteristics of this leather will also provide contrast in both luster and color. When upholstered, Royal is designed so that it will give any piece a sophisticated authentic aged look. Royal has a protective clear coat that provides additional protection for excellent wearability.
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Stella is a full grain aniline dyed leather, with a superb soft touch and feel. American dairy cows are meticulously selected for this article to give it a naturally even pebbled grain, and to maximize its natural hand feel. Stella has an excellent wearability and added durability, due to the high performance characteristics added during the finishing process. Hence, we highly recommend this leather for use in the contract, hospitality, and residential markets! Once upholstered, Stella will give any piece a sophisticated elegant look with an excellent drape and feel.
The Stella hides average 58 square feet.
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The Royal hides average 55 square feet.



Solana - Full grain leather with even coloration throughout the entire hide. Superior selection of European and New Zealand cattle hides are hand selected for Solana. These hides are recognized industry wide for their clean surfaces and excellent cutting yields. Luxurious soft hand and smooth supple surface make this one of the most beautiful leathers available and is appreciated worldwide. The protective finish allows Solana to be suitable for most public and private environments. Click here to see samples.


Oxford - Full grain leather exhibiting a beautiful antiqued two tone coloration. Antiqued effect is applied by local artisans using a traditional hand wiping method combined with a secondary mechanically applied effect. Superior selection of New Zealand cattle hides are hand picked for Oxford. Luxurious soft hand in smooth supple surface make this leather the perfect choice for any classic setting. A light top coat is applied to provide protection and makes this leather suitable for most residential, contract and hospitality environments. Click here to see samples.


Vintage - Top grain leather featuring a subtle pull up, crackle effect and luxuriously soft waxy hand. The leather is dyed through and placed in oak drums to enhance the crackle effect. When stretched the leather will lighten in color revealing the pull up effect and a naturally aged look. Natural characteristics such as healed scars, insect marks and other signatures of nature add character and beauty to this leather. Vintage is suitable for most residential and hospitality applications. Click here to see samples.


Sophia - Full-grain leather featuring a subtle sauvage two-tone effect. Superior selection of European and New Zealand cattle hides are hand selected for Sophia. These hides are recognized industry wide for their clean surfaces and excellent cutting yields. Luxurious soft hand and smooth supple surface make this one of the most beautiful leathers available and is appreciated world wide. The protective finish allows Sophia to be suitable for most public and private environments. Click here to see samples.




Euroglazed - The Euroglazed Line is produced in an environmentally responsible manner by Europe's first leather producer to receive certification for its environmental management system according to EN ISO 14001 certification.

Euroglazed is an aniline through dyed top grain leather that has a two-tone effect achieved by a printing roller which provides a more even distribution of the shading. A high luster top coat is also applied to obtain the antiqued appearance. Euroglazed is offered in 8 colors. It is an excellent choice for desktops. Click here to see samples.





Embossed Lizard Created in the light of authentic lizard, Embossed Lizard has many hours of craftsmanship and special finishing techniques. Premium select cowhides are tanned in a special combination of part chrome/Veg. This process allows the leather to accept the embossing with more depth and gives the texture of a lizard. Minimum order 10 sides. Click here to see samples.

Embossed Hornback Gator Produced entirely by hand using old artisan techniques. Depth and character is achieved by the layering of many particular-finishing steps. Premium selection European cowhides are tanned in a special combination of part chrome /veg. This process allows the leather to accept the embossing with more depth and give the texture of Horn back gator. The firm feel does break and wear naturally over time. Hornback Gator comes in half hides in order to accommodate the concave/convex embossing molds. Since Hornback Gator comes in half hide form these hides are very clean and ensure great yield. Minimum order 10 sides. Click here to see samples.

Embossed Gator - Specially tanned premium cowhides allow for embossing with more depth and character to create the texture of Embossed Gator. Embossed Gator is produced entirely by hand in a many step process using old artisan techniques. Color variations should be expected. The finish ages very nicely with use. Embossed Gator is available in half hide form from very clean hides that average 20 to 25 square feet. Click here to see samples.

Embossed Ostrich (Premium Cowhide) - A special tanning process allows these premium cowhides to accept embossing with more depth to produce a true Ostrich skin texture. After embossing, Ostrich is tipped with deep brown and receives a hand rubbed clear coat which adds durability and luster. Color will vary due to all color applications being done by hand. The Embossed Ostrich hides average 50 square feet. Click here to see samples.


Chestnut - Long wearing, top grain protected and aniline dyed, Chestnut has an added durable color pigment finish to give consistent look from one order to the next. With a soft and supple hand, yet durable enough for heavy use and high traffic areas, Chestnut is a great choice for many different applications. The Chestnut hides average 45 square feet. Click here to see samples.


Poplar - Poplar may have a look of the tradional old world but is versatile and enduring with a soft waxy hand. Poplar hides are dyed for color using environmental friendly tanning procedures. These full top grain hides are given a slight two tone effect with a bit of oil to the surface of the leather. A final clear water-based top coat is added to the surface of the leather to give it a smooth soft feel. This full top grain European leather is great for any application. Click here to see samples.

Rosewood - A premium selection from the highest grade of material available gives this full top grain, pure aniline dyed leather its high caliber appeal. A slight distressed effect with a natural sheen and silky hand, Rosewood has a stain guard protective top coat and develops a fine patina with use and time. Color variation is to be expected. The Rosewood hides average 55 square feet. Click here to see samples.


VISTA - High end full grain protected aniline that is dyed for color and then receives a layer of pigment to ensure color consistency. Without pigment a protected leather is not color consistent. The pigment also ensures fade resistance and helps the leather wear over time. A clear water based topcoat is applied for protection., which makes this leather great for high traffic areas and high-energy families. Since this is a full grain, the grain will vary from hide to hide, it is a more natural looking product that is instantly recognized as the high end beautiful natural product that it is. Expect natural characteristics such as healed scars, scratches, neck and belly wrinkles throughout the hides. The Vista hides average 50 - 55 square feet.
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RAINBOW - High end full grain protected aniline that is dyed for color and then receives a layer of pigment to ensure color consistency. Without pigment a protected leather is not color consistent. The pigment also ensures fade resistance and helps the leather wear over time. A clear water based topcoat is applied for protection., which makes this leather great for high traffic areas and high-energy families. Since this is a full grain, the grain will vary from hide to hide, it is a more natural looking product that is instantly recognized as the high end beautiful natural product that it is. Expect natural characteristics such as healed scars, scratches, neck and belly wrinkles throughout the hides. The Rainbow hides average 50 - 55 square feet.
RAINBOW has a 4-6 week lead time that allows for more customized colors.
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CUSTOM COLORS MADE TO ORDER

The samples shown depict a wide range of colors. However, in the event that there is no satisfactory color to meet your special requirements, we are in a position to create special colors to match your fabric, carpet, or wallpaper. We can custom match most colors and finishes for $16.95 a square foot plus a one time color matching charge of $100.00.

ORDER INFORMATION

Leather is a natural product produced in irregular shapes. When ordering, it is best to estimate 18 square feet for each yard of 54" fabric required.

All top grain leathers contain natural markings.
These are the hallmarks of genuine leather.

Hides average 50 square feet each. The minimum order is one hide.



THE CARE OF LEATHER

Genuine leather requires very little care. Dust it regularly, and minor spots can be washed off. Use lukewarm water and mild soap, but nothing abrasive. Work up some suds and go over the surface with a soft cloth. Rinse off any soap film with clean water and toweling. It may dry dull, but normal gloss can be restored by rubbing with clean toweling. These instructions apply to finished leather only, not to any suede. Never use furniture polish, oil, varnish, ammonia, or cleaning solvents. Leather will last a lifetime if given the care it deserves.


HOW TO CALCULATE LEATHER FROM FABRIC YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS

Each yard of 36" fabric requires 12 square feet of leather.
Each yard of 50" fabric requires 16 square feet of leather.
Each yard of 54" fabric requires 18 square feet of leather.

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RODEN LEATHER CO.
1725 Crooks Rd. Box 555
Royal Oak, MI 48068
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