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.
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.
Miajee’s products like Shoe Duffel Bag, Toiletry Pouch, Passport Wallet are made from Full Grain Leather. Check out for more information below
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.