Leather is a highly durable material made by tanning hide or skin of animals. Animal skin undergoes a preservation process i.e. chemical treatment called tanning to convert the otherwise perishable skin to a non decaying material called leather. The skin of the larger animals like cow/buffalo is termed as hide whereas skin of smaller animals like sheep or goat is termed as skin. Leather mostly comes from cattle as a by-product of the meat industry. The most commonly used leather is made from cow/buffalo hide that is used to produce a large variety of leather products. Leather made from the adult cow/buffalo is considered as the versatile leather. It can be soft and thick and abrasion resistant which makes it a good choice of leather for heavy duty wear. It has more pronounced leather pattern like deeper grouse or cuts. Leather made from buffalo/cow hide can also be used in making of vests, jackets, pants, bags and can also be used in making rugged items like rugs and shoes. A bag made from buffalo leather is extremely durable and can last a lifetime. Leather is generally available in the following grades: Full Grain: This is the finest of all leathers where only hair is removed from the epidermis and the hides have been snuffed, sanded or buffed to remove imperfections or marks and comprises of the entire thickness of the skin. The leather has great strength and durability as the grain remains on the skin. The full grain leather is available in two types of finishes called aniline and semi aniline and it is generally used for the making of highest quality furniture, luggage and footwear. Top Grain: The is the second grade of leather after full grain. It is Split from the top layer of blemished hide and then it is sanded and refinished to get rid of scars and scrapes. It is strong and durable. It is mainly used for garment manufacturing. It has greater stain resistance than full grain leather if its finish is maintained. We, at CarryMeBags, mostly use cow/buffalo leather for the bags we manufacture. We have a dedicated team responsible for producing high quality vegetable tanned leather.