Unprotected Leather

Leather Terminology / Leather Types


Definition of Unprotected Leather

Unprotected leather is leather that lacks a protective coating. As a result, it looks raw and natural.

It’s typically more pliable, softer, and more breathable than treated or protected leather. And as the leather ages, it develops a rich patina that makes it even more appealing.

But since it lacks a protective coating, unprotected leather is more susceptible to soiling, fading, and staining.

Example of Unprotected Leather in a Sentence

"I was looking for a wallet made from unprotected leather so I can appreciate how it ages over time."

Synonyms: crust leather, naked leather

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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