At Zelat we believe our leather is unique in its ability to combine beauty, comfort, and practicality.
Benefits of leather products
1. Good leather ages well and is long-lasting:
Leather is a long-lasting material made from tanning hides and skin of animals (mainly cattle) that is strong enough to withstand wear and tear. Unlike most man-made or synthetic materials, well-made leather lasts you a very long time, gets better with age, acquiring a depth of patina, and wear patterns that are unique to the user. Investing in good quality leather products such as leather bags, handbags, wallets, and shoes, is investing in the future because our leather pieces are timeless and long-lasting. With leather, “buy less, buy” better, is true. Real leather resists harsh weather conditions, does not peel off or crack and this feature increases durability.
2. Leather and leather by-products can be recycled:
Leather trimmings from the manufacturing process can be reused as stuffing for example in boxing punch bags, car seats, heal inserts in footwear, or leather boards. At the very end of a leather piece’s life, the leather will biodegrade in between 10 and 50 years, depending on the type. Yes, leather is a by-product of slaughtering animals for food but it has greener credentials than synthetic fibres which are chemically manufactured.
3. Leather is easy to maintain and repair:
Leather needs very little in the way of maintenance and it can easily be cleaned at home. Regular polishing is enough to maintain the natural look of leather products. We believe that the journey towards sustainability starts with products that can be repaired for the longevity of use.
4. Leather is timeless and versatile:
Leather pieces always stay beautiful and have a unique timeless look. The same basic raw leather material can be turned into many different products with different qualities and benefits. For example, leather can be made durable enough for furniture and soft enough for comfortable footwear. Leather also makes the most supple of jackets or the firmest of walking boots. The practical properties of leather are matched by its beauty. Whatever the leather type or colour, it will always exude quality.
5. Leather has natural comfort:
Leather has a “breathability” that more easily allows body temperature to be regulated, it will naturally absorb and hold moisture away from the skin until it can evaporate to the outside. This is a great advantage, especially for footwear. Leather conforms to its wearer for a very individual comfort and fit – whether it’s a leather jacket, shoe, or glove.
6. Leather adds luxury and has a signature smell:
Last, but not least, real leather has a unique natural smell that’s so good.
Leather has long been a big part of luxury goods, from jackets to handbags and shoes. Leather has a distinctive touch and wear quality that can not be replicated or replaced. As with all-natural materials, leather creates a user experience that is unforgettable.
Real leather is more expensive compared to other forms of material such as synthetic leather, but the long-term benefits are incredible. A good leather bag or wallet is your perfect everyday companion. Leather accessories will always match any style you choose for any occasion.