We give below 6 simple solutions to test the genuineness of leather and to make sure that you are never taken for a ride again.
A. Threads Tell The Tale:
Look inside the lining / inners of the product. If small fibers or threads come out, it’s not genuine leather. Such threads are found in artificial leather only.
B. Look Closely and Thou Shalt Find It:
If you look closely, you will see the grains on the surface of leather. Now, in genuine leather, the grains or pores are NOT spaced uniformly, as they are natural. In the case of fake leather, the grains will always be in a regular or uniform pattern, perfectly spaced out. Imperfection is the symbol of genuineness.
C. Through Thick Or Thin:
Synthetic leather is thinner than the genuine one. Sometimes, counterfeiters bind 2-3 layers to give the product a thick finish. See if that is the case.
D. Dig Deep To Uncover The Truth:
If you dig into the surface of a genuine leather product, the mark left will slowly fade away. On the other hand, if you do the same exercise on the surface of a synthetic leather product, the imprint will vanish very quickly.
E. As Earth Absorbs Rain:
Put a finger in your mouth and apply it on the inner side of the leather product. Genuine leather will absorb moisture (your saliva in this case) while artificial leather will not.
F. Trial By Fire:
If possible, cut a small piece of the product you want to test (we cut using a small piece of scissors from the inside so that the product does not look bad) and light it using a lighter. Fake leather will catch fire and give a similar smell as burning plastic gives. Genuine leather will give a smell similar to burning hair and will NOT burn with a flame.
By the way, do not burn your hands and keep a fire extinguisher nearby!
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