Skiver leather is a thin sheepskin with an intense colour finish, generally used in bookbinding but also useful for certain bag linings.

Skiver is a term commonly used to describe a dressed goat or sheep skin with a patterned embossing. Traditionally used as a lining and for book binding because it is very thin, supple and can have many effects applied onto it. We have ours glazed and embossed with a cross grain (also called paste grain) pattern and use this to line our attaché cases.

Skiver: Care & Wear

The best way to clean any leather is to wipe it gently with a soft damp cloth, then leave to dry naturally. You may use a small amount of Ettinger Leather Balm to clean the leather and remove dirt. Applying a little neutral wax once in a while will help protect and nourish the leather so that your leather item will last for many years.

Generally speaking, avoid using your leather accessories in very wet or humid conditions. If they do get wet, leave out to dry naturally, away from strong heat sources. Once dry, check for any water marks and apply a little leather wax if necessary. Although this leather is dyed through and the colour should not wear off, please be careful not to rub or scratch the surface. This is fine leather, as such it needs to be looked after properly.