We pride ourselves on providing you with the finest quality leather products right here in New Zealand. At the heart of our brand is a commitment to using luxury leather in our product range.
From sleek handbags to timeless accessories, our attention to detail ensures each piece exudes luxury and sophistication. Discover the unparalleled beauty and craftsmanship of our luxury leather collection, made possible by our dedicated team at The Italian Leather Company.
We’re always on the lookout for new colours and designs that are contemporary and in line with what savvy consumers are looking for. We search far and wide for quality leather items to complement your lifestyle and decor. Being a natural product, leather colours and finishes can change with the seasons. As such, we’re always looking for quality leather goods with new colours and designs.
Please take the time to look at our range of new products in stock now.
Featured Fabric, Leather and Wood Care Products
Welcome to our exclusive collection of luxury leather goods accessories. At The Italian Leather Company, we believe taking care of your cherished leather pieces should be an easy process. Our carefully curated range includes everything you need to maintain, restore, and enhance the beauty of your leather goods. From the finest leather brushes that delicately clean and polish every crevice to leather that keep your essentials in premium style, our accessories are designed with both functionality and elegance in mind. Say goodbye to imperfections with our grain repair solutions and mould removers, ensuring your leather remains flawless.
Trust our leather cleaner and conditioner to nourish and protect your prized possessions, while our applicator sponges and leather wipes make the application easy and convenient. Take your leather care routine to the next level with our exceptional accessories and keep your luxury leather goods in the beautiful condition they deserve.
Experience the epitome of style and quality with our featured leather care products.
Discover the unmatched allure of luxury leather, known for its exceptional quality and versatility across so many industries.
Italian quality leather can be found in automotive interiors, elevating comfort and style during your drive. It adorns commercial and domestic furniture, adding a touch of refinement and utmost comfort to any space. Get to know the experience of quality leather’s charm in high-end accessories and apparel, where each stitch and texture exudes finesse.
Even the marine industry relies on the durability and aesthetic appeal of quality leather, enhancing your boating experience. With its wide range of applications, luxury leather offers a timeless and sophisticated touch to products across so many industries.
Luxury Leather FAQs
What are the distinctive characteristics of Italian luxury leather?
Italian luxury leather stands apart from other types of leather due to its extraordinary quality and the remarkable craftsmanship that goes into creating each piece. The skill involved in making Italian leather is rooted in a long-standing tradition of leather workmanship in Italy.
This expertise contributes to a more luxurious and refined end product that is recognised worldwide for its superior quality. Only the best hides are sourced with traditional tanning methods employed, adding to the uniqueness of Italian leather.
How can you identify authentic Italian leather?
Verifying the authenticity of an Italian leather product involves several considerations. Genuine Italian leather items often include a certificate of authenticity or a tag that signifies its origin.
However, the authenticity of Italian leather can also be identified by its distinct feel, smell, and overall quality of the product. Real Italian leather has a soft yet durable feel to the touch. It has a distinct, rich smell that is a sign of high-quality leather.
What are the guidelines for maintaining luxury leather items?
Taking good care of your Italian leather product extends its lifespan and maintains its attractive appearance. You should keep the product away from exposure to direct sunlight as it can dry out and fade the leather. Similarly, it's crucial to avoid contact with excessive moisture to prevent staining or other damage.
For routine cleaning, simply use a dry, soft cloth to wipe off any dust or dirt. If your product has a stain or needs a deeper cleaning, use a specialised leather cleaner, but always test it on an inconspicuous area first. To keep the leather soft and supple, regular conditioning with a good leather conditioner is also highly recommended.
You can find all the leather care products you need to keep your item in quality condition here.
Is Italian leather water-resistant?
While Italian leather is not designed to be soaked in water, it is capable of withstanding minor exposure to water such as light rain or accidental spills. However, in such instances, it is important to dry the leather as soon as possible to prevent any potential water stains or damage. Using a dry, soft cloth to blot the area and then allowing it to air-dry naturally in a cool, dry place works best. It is also advisable to apply a leather protector for added protection against moisture. You can buy leather protectors here.
What are the common applications of Italian-quality leather?
Italian quality leather is a popular choice for various high-end products. Its superior quality and durability make it ideal for creating designer handbags, shoes, wallets, belts, and jackets.
Italian leather is also widely used in crafting luxury car interiors, offering a sophisticated touch to the driving experience. Beyond that, its aesthetic appeal and durability make it a sought-after material for furniture, delivering both comfort and elegance to homes and offices.
How does Italian leather age over time?
One of the noteworthy characteristics of Italian leather is its ability to age gracefully. Over time, instead of deteriorating, Italian leather develops a patina—a soft sheen that develops on the surface of the leather, enhancing its aesthetic appeal. This ageing process lends a unique charm and character to the leather product, making it a unique and functional showpiece.
What does the term "full-grain' mean in the context of quality leather?
The term "full-grain' refers to the highest quality of leather you can purchase. It means the leather has been left in its most natural state, without any sanding or buffing to remove surface imperfections or irregularities.
Because full-grain Italian leather retains the original texture and markings of the animal hide, each piece is unique and tells a story of its own.
This type of leather is known for its strength, durability, and breathability, all while ageing beautifully over time.