The Common Misconception About Half Leather

» The Common Misconception About Half Leather

 

Half Leather or Full Leather re-upholstery?  One of the most common misconceptions when it comes down to choosing either fashion for a set of new car seat covers.

The customer would ask for the price of re-doing their car upholstery into new leather seat covers, followed by questions like “What about the price of Half Leather?” – without knowing what “Half Leather” actually is.

Many think that half leather was manufactured using real skin from an animal and was later — somewhat — premixed with some kind of plastic/fiber blend to “merge” with the hide to form Half Leather. This is certainly not the case!

 

The customer would ask for the price of re-doing their car upholstery…  “What about the price of Half Leather?” – without knowing what “Half Leather” actually is….

 

So what actually is Half Leather? And how does this approach benefit customers’ pockets?

Well, here is an example: A small sedan normally requires approximately 120sqft (area) of leathers. However, the average area of our Italian cow hide is 50sqft. Because of this, 2 and a 1/2 pieces of those leathers are needed to make the new car seats and as a result, it would definitely cost heftier for the occupants of the car to enjoy every single part of their seats in genuine leather. This build is called Full Leather.

Half Leather, on the other hand, is to stitch up portions of the car seat covers with real animal leathers while other parts in matching, synthetic leather. So instead of working with 2 to 3 pieces of animal leather for the seats, only 1 is used. In regards with the seat portions where our human skin touches less, namely the headrests, seat pockets, thigh supports, they can be sewn with synthetic leathers instead of real, costly leathers.

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