Northbison is excited to bring you wide range of Leather Bags and Accessories. At Northbison we believe that quality makes a Brand. We choose from the finest quality of raw materials available. We take great pride in product quality and consumer safety following strict golden standards in the manufacturing process. Northbison all leather products is free of any harmful and toxic materials that could affect the health. We founded this brand two years ago with the sole purpose of ensuring that you the consumer live a comfortable hassle free life. We take great pride in the interest of our customers and as such ensure that all our products are not only beautiful but as well high-quality made.
Why our product is better than the rest!
Each individual creation is exquisitely handcrafted to the highest standard, using premium top leather. Not only is each hide carefully selected, but we also insist on sourcing the finest locks, linings and fittings to complement each design.
Our leather starts with hides sourcedand tanned in the USA,Italy, UK. The quality of leather we use is called Full Grain, it’s the highest quality of leather money can buy. We only use this quality of leather for all the products we make.
Our bag and accessories leather is a 2-4 oz chrome tanned leather with oils and waxes infused. This creates a wonderful pull up along with adding a water resistant quality that aids in it’s long lasting durability.
Read below for a break down on the different qualities of leather to see why we choose to only use Full Grain leather.
Leather is a material loved by many for its flexibility and durability. It is made from tanning animal skins or hides and many different animals are used to make leather. There are 4 different levels of quality in leather. Full Grain, Top-grain leather , Split Leather and Corrected grain Leather
Full-grain leather is characterized by its luxurious, smooth surface and it has few, if any, flaws. It is the most popular type of leather. It has not been snuffed, sanded, or buffed to remove any natural marks or imperfections from its surface. Its fibers are stable and durable because the grain has not been removed. There is less moisture in the leather from any prolonged contact as the grain has a characteristic of breathing. This type of leather does not wear out easily. Instead, it develops a patina, which is a thin layer that protects the leather from damage from wearing or corroding; it also gives the leather an aesthetic look. It is used in making high-quality footwear and furniture.
It has two finished product types; Aniline and semi-aniline. Aniline leather is the most desirable finish in the manufacture of leather. It is exclusively dyed using soluble dyes without covering the top with insoluble pigment or topcoat paint. Semi-aniline has a thin protective coat, which protects it from staining and wearing out.
Top-grain leather is the second most popular type of leather that is obtained from the outer portion of the hide. The only difference that sets full-grain leather apart from top-grain leather is that of the removal of imperfections using sanding and buffing of surfaces in the top-grain type. It is also imprinted with artificial grain to cover the scars, scrapes, and imperfections as well as to give it an unbroken finish. While this type of leather is equally strong, it is, however, not as durable as the full-grain variety.
This type is made from the remaining part of the hide after the removal of the top grain. This type is harder and cheaper than the full-grain leather. It is comparatively more fragile and gets easily damaged, if not handled properly. Split leathers are often used to produce suede leather.
Corrected grain Leather
Corrected-grain leather is also referred to as the lesser-known grain. It is a special type of leather, which is corrected and fixed by experienced leatherworkers to better its functionality and aesthetic qualities. Hides used in making it do not meet the required standards in making aniline and vegetable-tanned leather. An artificial grain has been embossed on the top and dressed-out using dyes and/or stains. Imperfections are usually sanded off and then corrected. Corrected-grain is used to make pigmented leather. This type of leather is usually readily available in the stores and is more affordable.