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Article: Nappa leather: advantages and care of the noble material.

Nappaleder: Vorteile und Pflege des edlen Materials

Nappa leather: advantages and care of the noble material.

High quality, a noble look and with the right care real longevity: nappa leather has many advantages. You can buy wallets, shoes, leather jackets or even a sofa made of this material. Here you can find out what is important when using it.

Features of nappa leather


Nappa leather is chrome-tanned smooth leather that still contains full grain or the natural pores. This leather has not been separated from the grain layer, which is why it is the strongest and also the most durable form of leather. If the natural structure of the grain and pores is roughened, the designation Nappa leather is no longer permissible.


The special quality of nappa leather can see and also feel: It is particularly soft and supple. Mostly it is leather from the calf, but there is also nappa leather from the sheep, more rarely from other animal species. What all nappa leather has in common is that it is a particularly breathable and open-pored material. It is a fine smooth leather, which is usually the highest quality variant in products compared to other types of leather.

The name derives from Napa Valley in the United States, a wine-growing region in Napa County in California.

Use of nappa leather


Since nappa leather is a high-quality and durable material, it is no wonder that it is used in a variety of ways and is popular with customers. For example, there are many pieces of furniture made of nappa - a sofa made of nappa leather is a real highlight that can accompany you for a lifetime.

But nappa leather is also popular for clothing and accessories and is always a good choice: leather jackets, belts, shoes and purses made of this material guarantee a chic look and durable quality. So also the Portemonnaies from SERASAR are made of nappa leather - so you can be sure that you are betting here on a product made of the finest leather.

Care nappa leather properly


Even if you favorite pieces of nappa leather can theoretically accompany a lifetime: It also depends on the right care. With the leather it is similar to our skin, there are contained fats that keep the leather soft and supple. However, these are lost in the long run, so it is important to grease the leather sufficiently to maintain the high quality.


How often and intensively you should do this depends, of course, on the product and how you use it: Shoes that you wear regularly and that also get wet from time to time require more frequent care than, for example, purses that are always securely stowed in your pocket.

To clean the nappa leather, you first reach for a dry cloth with which you clean the surfaces of dirt and residues. Then it is super to apply a care product made for the purpose. Usually it is a greasy cream, which you work well into the nappa leather to provide it with the necessary nutrients. After that, let the leather dry well so that everything can be absorbed and work. After that, your favorite piece of nappa leather is ready to use again.

Should you impregnate nappa leather?

Nappa leather is a material with an open-pored structure. Therefore, the surface is not waterproof. If you have shoes made of nappa leather, it therefore helps if they are treated and impregnated with the appropriate agent before the first wear. Repeat this regularly, but not too often, to maintain the good quality of shoes made of nappa leather.


It is important that you use a suitable impregnation spray and apply it from a sufficient distance. Otherwise, it can come to stains that you so easily no longer get rid of. Because especially in the open-pored nappa leather care products are absorbed quickly and can no longer be rubbed. So make sure to use the spray correctly so that you can enjoy your nappa leather for a long time.

For a leather jacket made of this material, you can proceed in the same way to protect it from rain and other environmental influences. If you buy other products made of nappa leather - such as purses or belts - impregnation should not be necessary. Here, it's enough to reach for a care product occasionally and as needed to give your nappa leather product the best possible care.

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