2 June 2023

The top side is called ‘grain side’ and the bottom part is called ‘split’ or ‘flesh side’. The grain side is the most used, to make full grain leathers. The flesh side can be finished or used as suede leather.



If you want to know more about this topic, visit our free downloadable leather guide. Go to page 40 to find out more about grain side and split.


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