Perforated Leather

Leather Terminology / Leather Types


Definition of Perforated Leather

Perforated leather is leather that has holes punched in its surface at regular or irregular intervals.

It’s made by passing large pieces of leather through a machine that punches holes into the surface.

perforation tool for punching holes on leather surface

Perforated leather is most commonly seen in vehicle upholstery. Automakers began adding perforated leather to car seats for increased breathability. The little holes improve air circulation, reducing sweating and increasing comfort for the driver and passengers.

For leather accessories like bags, shoes, and belts, perforation is added mainly for decorative purposes.

perforated leather bags

Example of Perforated Leather in a Sentence

"That white perforated leather bag paired with these gray suede boots will make a statement in tonight’s fashion show. "

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Written by Ryan Popoff

Ryan Popoff is the creative mind behind Popov Leather wallets, iPhone cases, belts, watch bands and journals since 2013. With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, my leatherworking journey began at home. I wanted to create a simple leather wallet that could fit into my front pocket and — to my delight — it was a hit with family and friends. Hopefully you love our honest, quality leather goods too! Read more