Full-grain leather is considered the highest quality leather available. It is made from the top layer of the hide and has not been sanded or buffed to remove any imperfections. This means that the natural grain patterns and textures of the leather are preserved. Full-grain leather is known for its durability, as well as its ability to develop a unique patina over time. It is often used to make high-end leather goods, such as briefcases, wallets, and belts.
Top-grain leather is made from the second layer of the hide and has had the surface sanded or buffed to remove any imperfections. This gives it a smoother and more uniform appearance. Top-grain leather is still high quality, but it is less expensive than full-grain leather and is often used to make products like leather jackets and handbags.
Corrected-grain leather is made from the lower layers of the hide and has had an artificial grain added to it to improve its appearance. This leather is often used to make products that are less expensive and less durable, such as furniture and car upholstery.