What is Pure Aniline Leather?

What is Pure Aniline Leather?

Pure Aniline is top grain leather that is dyed for color without any pigments applied. These hides will exhibit some natural characteristics such as healed scars, scratches, neck and belly wrinkles. Expect color variation from the swatch to the actual leather, due to the fact leather is a natural product and will absorb dye differently within the hide and from hide to hide. This leather will develop a rich patina over time and will fade with prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Our Artisan Line and Athena Line offer many shades of pure aniline leather.


Artisan was invented to satisfy the pickiest of leather customers. Dyed for color using a true "A" selection of raw material, Artisan is some of the prettiest leather you will ever see. All hides are grades to have a 3-cushion selection and will be the highlight of any leather line. Since anilines are notorious for being hard to cut Artisan will change the way you look at anilines forever. After dyeing a slight sauvage effect is added to give the leather a mottled effect and adds depth to the leather. A water and stain resistance chemical is added to give the leather protection. Even though this is a premium selection natural features should be expected and appreciated such as healed scars, scratches, neck and belly wrinkles. These are hallmarks of an aniline and register this leather a pure aniline. Artisan will fade with prolonged exposure to sunlight and will develop a patina over time and with use.


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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