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What is Saffiano leather? Let us explain...

Part of our Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection, some of our products are handmade from the finest Italian Saffiano calf leather which is durable, practical and easy to wipe clean. But what is Saffiano leather and how is it made? Let us explain...

Mount Street bag in Saffiano leather

An introduction our new high resistant, very elegant leather:


The way the leather is made is by a stamping method. Saffiano, being a textured leather, meaning that it is a treated leather made with the texture pressed on it by a machine. It gives the leather a cross-hatch finish, which is a special diagonal pattern. This calf hide leather is also finished with a wax treatment. As a result, the leather is pretty much scratch resistant, durable and easy to clean.


The distinctive markings on this leather are a series of diagonal lines and cross-hatch designs that renders the leather very resistant to stains, scratches and is also water repellent. Many high-end fashion houses use Saffiano leather for it's many positive attributes. The indications in the Saffiano leather were invented by Mario Prada himself.

Billfold Wallet in Saffiano Leather

It makes a great leather for briefcases, handbags, totes and purses the list goes on! With its remarkable durability it also creates a vibrant, saturated colour which is why we have chosen it for our Autumn/ Winter range this year as we want you to love your Aspinal product for a Lifetime!

Monochrome Collection

Monochrome Victoria Bag

Monochrome Brook Street Bag

Monochrome Marylebone Tote

Monochrome Hepburn Bag

This season our Monochrome collection uses the finest premium Italian Saffiano leathers blended in a sophisticated statement of understated elegance. Individually handcrafted in ivory, black and brown, each piece creates immense durability, unsurpassed quality and timeless style.

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