- Source: calf
- Stiffness: 🖤 🖤🖤🖤 4 Star
- Thickness: 1.5 - 1.8 mm
- Properties: durable, firm, Lightweight and easy to handle.
- Processing: chrome-tanned
- Uses: bags, shoes, small leather goods
Epsom leather comes from the male calfskin and is lightweight. Unlike most other leathers, the leather is embossed, which simply means that the pattern pressed into the leather is not the actual grain. This quality gives bags made from Epsom leather a laminated appearance and a rigid structure - a popular choice for making bags and small leather goods. In the case of watch straps made out of Epsom leather, the leather will require a bit of time to take on the shape of its owner’s wrist, but eventually it will hold that shape very well.
Another reason why fashion powerhouse, Hermès, uses this leather for its bags is due to the scratch-resistant properties the leather provides. For that reason, leather goods made with Epsom leather tend to display less wear and tear over time.
With the ‘laminated’ exterior, cleaning an Epsom leather bag is as simple as wiping it with a damp towel. It also earns high marks for water-resistance, making it a great option for someone who wants to use their bag everyday or for travel.