Is bonded leather products durable

- May 08, 2020-

There are so many different types of leather that it can be confusing when shopping for leather products. There is a range from faux leather, faux and genuine mixed, to genuine leather. Bonded leather is frequently used for making products such as compendium and diary cover.  What exactly is bonded leather? 

Bonded leather is actually a mix of both real and fake leather. It is made from the leftover scraps and fibers made from processing genuine leather mixed with a polyurethane binder. These fibers are then rolled together using adhesives to bond them onto a paper backing. Some manufacturers may add an additional coating of polyurethane to the bonded leather and emboss it so it has the texture of real leather. 


Bonded leather is not as durable as genuine leather and has a short lifespan. Bonded leather wears away over time and can easily scratch, peel, and flake, unlike genuine leather. The color can fade in the sunlight. It is not a vegan product.


Due to the shredding process, bonded leather is less durable than genuine leather. A sheet of bonded leather is one perpetual length of tiny scraps meshed together, and therefore not creating a solid surface. ... With proper care and gentle use, a bonded leather compendium can last as long as two to three years without issues.