Fjords Colors

At Fjords, we keep our leather offering rational and simple. We use only top grain, semi-aniline leathers for our 3 grades, which are available on all products.

ASTRO LINE LEATHER

This is our best leather, and cannot be produced from just any bovine(cow) hide. This makes the raw material costs significantly higher than NL grade, as the hides must be relatively free of marks and have unusable areas that do not meet Astro Line standards.

It is uncorrected , meaning the surface of the hide has not been sanded smooth to remove imperfections and natural marks. This gives the leather natural variation in grain, and an improved look and feel. This top grain leather has been allowed to shrink at the tannery for a grainier, more varied and NATURAL appearance.

SOFT LINE LEATHER

This is our mid-grade leather, and cannot be produced from just any bovine(cow) hide. Soft Line Leather hides must be relatively free of marks and are priced accordingly. It is uncorrected , meaning the surface of the hide has not been sanded smooth to remove imperfections and natural marks. This gives the leather natural variation in grain, and an improved look and feel. The top grain leather has been mechanically stretched and flattened at the tannery for a smoother appearance.

Soft Line has a pigment layer on the surface, color matched to exacting standards at the tannery to ensure a high quality, high accuracy product that matches closely to the samples provided. It also has a clear protective layer applied over the pigment layer for protection.

NORDIC LINE LEATHER

Our entry grade leather can be produced from almost any bovine(cow) hide. This makes the raw material costs as low as possible.

It has been corrected , meaning the surface of the hide has been sanded smooth to remove imperfections and natural marks, and then a consistent grain pattern is then embossed onto the prepared surface at the tannery. This gives the leather a very even, consistent appearance and feel.

Nordic Line has a pigment layer on the surface, color matched to exacting standards at the tannery to ensure a high quality, high accuracy product. It also has a clear protective layer applied over the pigment layer, so we say this has been protected.