We've all heard of, if not seen saffiano leather. but what is it really and why is it so pricy. Once used exclusively by Prada it became very popular indecent years.
it combines exceptional durability and stain resistance with elegance and class.
Saffiano leather is a textured leather easily recognized by its diagonal lines and cross-hatch pattern which are machine-pressed into the wax coating of the leather giving it a slight sheen.
The leather is heated to about 70°C, and the pattern is machine pressed into the leather for 10-15 seconds and finally treated with a protective wax finish rendering the leather very resistant to stains, scratches and water. The only thing which could really harm these textured leathers are very sharp items which can cut through the wax finish. Apart from the enhanced durability, the coating gives the leather its unmistakable subtle sheen and allows for the creation of a great variety of colours.