Many customers ask what Nappa Leather is so it’s time to strip away the myths about Nappa leathers.
Nappa leather is full-grain leather, typically dyed, and made from unsplit kidskin, lambskin or sheep skin. It is tanned with salts of chromium or aluminum sulfate, and noted for its softness, stretchiness, flexibility, and durability. It is often used in high-quality leather products such as high-end furniture, wallets, handbags, and most often high quality dress and fashion gloves.
Nappa leather should not be confused with cowhide which is thicker, less flexible, and used in heavy-duty work gloves.
Even though Italian leather craftsmen have mastered making and working with Nappa leather, the tanning process which produces Napa leather was invented in 1875 at the Sawyer Tanning Company in Napa, California.
Examples of popular Men’s and Women’s Nappa leather gloves can be found at the following links:
I read a post this morning from the Taking Stock Blog (one of my favorites). Sue is our local Retail Guru and also writes a column for the News & Observer newspaper. She constantly has great tips on shopping (even nationwide stuff) and her post this morning made me remember that we qualify for her difficult challenge.
How about Great Gloves Gifts for under $5 and remember those Stocking Stuffers.
In case this didn’t make it to your local newspaper, this was a story that hit the wires prior to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s still timely for those of you shopping for good bargains and great gifts this year. Click on the title to view the story.