What is pure aniline dyed leather?
Leather that has been vat or drum dyed with aniline, a transparent organic dye which permeates the entire hide without coating or obscuring its surface. This is the most expensive method of dyeing because the ingredients are organic and therefore more costly to obtain. Also, because of the transparency of color, only the finest quality hides are used to create pure aniline dyed leather. Pure aniline dyed leathers are known for their soft, natural feel as well as their beauty. However, aniline dyes offer little resistance to soil, stains or the effect of sunlight.