Why is Leather Used for Bags and Luggage?

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Leather has been used to make various items throughout history, bags being one of the most common. Leather’s popularity is rooted in its renowned quality and durability as well as its style and timelessness.

The strength and resilience of leather makes it extremely practical to use, not only for luggage, but also for an everyday bag. Leather bags grant protection of your items and are sure to last a long time – real leather is a tough and durable material, with plenty of character, which improves over time and can last decades.

Leather is a really versatile material and leather bags come in all different shapes, colours and sizes and can fit numerous needs from travelling to shopping. It’s also a timeless and stylish material, which never goes out of fashion; buying a real, good quality leather bag almost serves as a symbol of identity or status to some people because it looks sleek and expensive.

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While it is important to regularly maintain and clean the bag, to prolong the quality of the leather, it is fairly easy to do so. You only need to gently wipe down the bag with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt and dust build up. Alternatively, you could invest in a product that is suitable for the bag, as well as a conditioner to keep it supple and prevent it from drying out.

Leather is a porous material as it comes from animal skin which has pores along the surface that soak up moisture, so it its never 100% waterproof unless it has been coated with a treatment, however, it is often naturally water resistant to an extent that it will not be ruined and water will not penetrate through to the lining if used during a light shower of rain. This is especially useful when using leather for bags as it can makes it more functional to use all year round.

It’s safe to say that leather is one of the best materials used for bags and luggage because while it is beautiful and stylish, it is also functional and guaranteed to last you a very long time.  

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