We select sustainable leather from top tanneries for our designs,
based on functionality, comfort, and ability to age gracefully.
All of our products come from
either Full Grain Leather or Top Grain Leather.
We never settle for anything less.
Full Grain Leather
Full grain leather comes from the top layer of the hide. It is the highest quality of leather and also the most expensive one. This leather retains the inherit toughness and hold its shape the best, is the strongest and most durable.
The natural surface of full grain leather is unique, including natural markings, like scarring, blemishes, insect bites and stretch marks.
Indeed, the more you use it, the better it looks and feels, as full grain leather ages beautifully rather than wearing out. It develops much sought-after patina and unique character that cannot be easily duplicate.
Top Grain Leather
Top grain leather is the second highest grade of leather. It is actually full grain that has been buffed back of any imperfections. After sanding away the natural grain, top grain leather is imprinted with an imitation grain to give it a more uniform look. It is still high quality and is often as durable as full grain leather.
The top grain leather has applied finishing coating to protect against the stain. This coating reduces leather breathability and also prevent the leather from developing a natural patina over time.
Top grain leather can come in many different types, such as, Embossed Grain Leather, Valencia Leather, Nubuck Leather, etc.
Miajee’s products like Vulcan Wallet, Ferestian Backpack, Laptop Backpack, etc are made from Top Grain Leather. Check out for more information below.
With time and handling, leather loses moisture and oils. As it dries out, the surface starts to break, flake and wrinkle. To replace those oils and keep the leather supple, you should moisturize it regularly.
There’s a wide array of oils, waxes, and creams with beneficial properties but we recommend keeping it simple. Use a quality leather balsam, which contains a blend of natural waxes and oils (such as Beeswax, Jojoba oil and Avocado oil).
Dip the application sponge or a soft cloth into the balsam and rub gently all over the bag. If the leather isn’t absorbing it all – you overdid it. Wipe off the excess with a soft clean cloth. Do it once every month or two.
It is smart to pre-treat your bag this way before you start using it. Thus, Miajee’s does it for you – all our leather products arrive with a healthy coating of balsam.
Contrary to what would seem logical, water actually dries your skin by robbing it of natural oils. It is much worse for your leather. It will discolour and wrinkle if drenched.
If you’ve been dutiful with the moisturizer and picked a balsam that has beeswax in it, it will act as a barrier against moderate amounts of water. But not if you go singing in the rain.
If the worst happens and your bag gets soaking wet, think in terms of your skin again. You wouldn’t dry your skin with a blow dryer or by sitting on a radiator. So don’t force – dry leather with heat, and that includes the direct sun.
Instead, wipe it with a dry cloth and leave to dry slowly at room temperature. Ensure it is properly shaped as it dries because if it dries while crushed or distorted, it will be next to impossible for the bag to recover its original shape.
A few more tips...
When storing your bag, keep it in the original dust bag (if the item comes with a dust bag) and out of direct sunlight and humidity. Stuff it to maintain shape, but don‘t use newspapers - they will smear. Air every few weeks to avoid mold.
Alcohol and acetone are the two most commonly used chemicals that will damage your leather. Steer clear of products that contain them.
Leather stretches out, but not back, so do not overstuff. And humidity speeds up the process.
If your bag has not only gathered the signs of life but also absorbed some of the smells, turn to a simple housekeeping trick – put an open container of baking soda carefully inside and leave overnight. It will absorb the odors.
And watch in awe as your bag gets more beautiful with age!
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