Natural Maroc ‘Butternut’

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Our goatskin leathers are of the very finest quality because we insist on using the traditional and slow method of tanning before drum dyeing them to shade. 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 light layer of natural wax, this leather will develop a wonderful gentle patina over the years.

Our ‘Butternut’ goat skin leather is preserved with a tannage of clever modern invention; a plant based compound which is without Chrome or any other harmful ingredients used in most modern leather production, whilst also enabling full water recycling in the production process. We use this new method for our pale coloured leathers as it helps preserve the colour for longer, as pale leathers can naturally loose their colour with prolonged exposure to sunlight. Our ‘Butternut’ shade will still mellow and soften its colour over time when exposed to sunlight, but along with the patina of marks and wear that would build with use, gives an overall attractive and unique character to the leather.

After the drum dyeing stage of production, each ‘Butternut’ skin is carefully hand finished to create a two-tone colour effect. Rich orangey-yellow dye is carefully applied over the skin to only touch and stain the grain tips, highlighting the totally unique grain pattern. When multiple skins are used on a piece of upholstery, the vairing grain across the different panels creates a beautiful non-uniform effect.

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

Natural Maroc 'Butternut' goat skin
Smallest skin in the batch
Average skin in the batch
Largest skin in the batch
5 sq ft skin
6 1/2 sq ft skin
7 sq ft skin
A = Average Panel Width
B = Average Panel Height
C = Average Skin Width
D = Average Skin Height


  • Name: Natural Maroc
  • Colour: Butternut
  • Animal: Goat
  • Thickness: 1.3 to 1.5mm
  • Minimum order: 1 skin
  • Skins range from: 5 to 7 sq ft
  • Average skin size: 6 1/2 sq ft