What is Distressed Leather?

Distressed Leather is aniline dyed leather with an artificially worn and aged appearance in which the natural characteristics of the hide such as healed scars, scratches, and wrinkles are considered a positive characteristic.

Our Distressed Upholstery Leather lines include our Cowboy Line and Cambrian Line.


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. 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.

The Cowboy Upholstery Leather Hides average 48 square feet.


This leather is unique in that it has a distressed look but it also has a fixed finish. The CAMBRIAN Line is processed using low emission mineral tanning formulas which are environmentally friendly. The hides are retanned in aged oak drums using vegetable agents, natural fat liquors and oils along with dyes that ensure the leather is properly through dyed. Waterbased finishes are applied to provide an even coloration and protection to the leather.

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