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HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT BAG FOR EVERY OCCASION
Whether you're traversing corporate corridors or exploring untamed landscapes, the right bag can make all the difference. At Mission Mercantile, we've curated a collection of leather bags that effortlessly transition from one setting to another, all while ...
HOW TO MAKE A HIGH QUALITY LEATHER TOTE BAG
When you encounter a Mission Mercantile product, you're not merely engaging just with a high quality accessory—you're connecting with a carefully curated embodiment of meticulous thought and craftsmanship, meeting up with modern utility.
TOP-GRAIN VS. FULL-GRAIN LEATHER: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
When trying to understand the difference between top-grain, bonded, suede, corrected-grain, genuine (learn about the difference in full grain leather vs genuine leather here), and full-grain leather, the topic can get quite confusing. Confusion comes when ...
GENUINE LEATHER VS. BONDED LEATHER: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
When considering the types of leather used in products today, it is our goal to give you the best information to make an educated purchase. Ultimately, it is up to you and your budget. Better leather and construction costs more than bad leather and poor construction.
HOW TO SPOT HIGH QUALITY LEATHER GOODS
We work in leather because it is a versatile, beautiful and durable natural material, and we use only the highest grade of materials. Sadly, the same cannot be said of every producer of leather goods, so we wanted to share with you the keys to identifying top-quality goods.
HOW TO SPOT CHEAP LEATHER
When considering a purchase of a leather item, most customers feel like they are taking a risk. "How will I know if this item is made from quality leather?” The first clue in determining the quality of leather is reading the company’s website, and reading the product labeling.
HOW TO SPOT FAKE OR IMITATION LEATHER
Synthetic leathers can often be marketed to sound like real leather. How can you tell if leather is real leather? Real leather comes from real animals. The properties of skin are irregular. If you're looking for an authentic leather bag, stay away from ...
HOW TO CLEAN AND PRESERVE YOUR LEATHER GOODS
If you love your leather goods as much as we do, you'll understand that finding the best products is only half of the story. While there is a broad range of creams, lotions, treatments and techniques you can use perfectly legitimately, there is one product that can give ...
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR WAXED CANVAS
Before the development of vinyl, nylon and “pleather” that had inherent water-resistant and water-repellent qualities, gear and clothing was waterproofed by applying wax. The early 1920’s brought the perfected process into manufacturing, and waxed canvas was used in ...