Natural Maroc ‘Aubergine’
Our goatskin leathers are of the very finest quality because we insist on using the traditional, slow method of tree bark tanning, before dyeing them to a rich and deep purple. We believe this is the only way to achieve a true ‘full grain’ leather, each skin displaying a beautiful, unique grain pattern like a fingerprint. Finished with a layer of natural wax and then hand polished, this vegetable-tanned leather is inspired by the beautifully glossy skin of an Aubergine (or Eggplant for our American friends!), and this leather will develop a wonderful gentle patina over the years.
Our goats lived a free range life, roaming fields and lush scrubland in rural India. Because of this, the skins will always show unique marks and patterns that have naturally occurred. These can include scratches and blemishes, occasionally the odd small hole, differences in grain texture, and sometimes a dappling change of colour too. These characteristics occur on every skin to a degree, and should be embraced as the individuality which makes this natural material so beautiful.
Goatskin is a very durable leather with minimal stretch, whilst also possessing a supple and flexible handle. This makes it ideal for all types of upholstery, such as deep button-tufting, desk and table inlay, bookbinding, and for use in accessories and clothes. Its enduring robust character also makes it particularly popular in high-traffic commercial areas, like hotels and restaurants.
Skins can be successfully displayed using their suede side, although some dust and therefore colour-release can occur when the leather is new.
Panel Size Information
- Name: Natural Maroc
- Colour: Aubergine
- Animal: Goat
- Thickness: 1.3 to 1.5mm
- Minimum order: 1 skin
- Skins range from: 6 1/4 to 12 1/4 sq ft
- Average skin size: 9 sq ft
- Recommended application: Suitable for high traffic areas, and on all sorts of furniture - from an antique armchair to a flat desk top, a commercial barstool to a deep-buttoned footstool.
- Fire retardency: Inherently passes Cigarette (BS 5852, part 1:1979, Source 0), Match (BS 5852, Part 1: 1979, Source 1) and Crib 5 tests
- Price: £26.40 per square foot, including UK VAT
To request a sample get in touch with us by phone or email
If you’d like to place an order we can help you work out the quantities you’ll need for your project. Let us know your cutting panel sizes (or have us discuss this directly with your upholsterer). If this is not possible, we can start the process with just a photo of your piece of furniture and some dimensions.
We aim to supply you with the optimum skins to match your project requirements from our current stock.
We’re happy to ship anywhere in the world! Customs duties and taxes may apply if purchasing from outside the UK and we cannot predict these charges. Please account for these and be prepared to pay them upon delivery.