Why does leather still have the Midas touch?

Why does leather still have the Midas touch?

A quick look around in your surroundings will leave you with a realization of the important role that fabrics play in your life. Be it your cozy sofa, your eye-catching curtains, your polished shoes, or your tailored suits, different kinds of fabrics become a part of your daily life. However, there is one fabric that will always stand out among the crowd and receive quick acknowledgment and appreciation, which is leather. 

Over the years, the textile industry has gone through countless reforms and transformations, from the discovery and discarding of new and old fabrics to technological improvements in manufacturing, changes in distribution channels, trends, and more. In this process, leather is one fabric that has stood the test of time and retained its royalty, sophistication, and opulence. 

Rather today, it stands not just as a fabric reserved for special occasions, but it has also seeped into our daily lives. Especially among the segment of people who are delighted at the thought of fine fabrics and have an eye for quality, leather is their go-to fabric when it comes to choosing something that exudes luxury. Be it bags, phone cases, or wallets, leather can now be used as a style statement and accessorized in many forms. 

While we all know how the affluent prefer leather, it often leaves people baffled as to why it became an obsession, and the reasons why would someone invest in this versatile fabric. Let’s dive deep into some reasons why people consistently choose leather:

  • Water & Scratch resistant: 
Some of the technological innovations facilitate the production of leather which is water & scratch resistant. This helps the leather avoid losing its elasticity and shape, retaining any accidental stains and marks, and getting damaged due to water or scratches. It is much better than silicone. So, if you’ve recently invested in an expensive phone, invest in a leather cover as well to protect it from all kinds of external disturbances.
  • Durability: 
Every time someone talks about leather, the first thing that a leather aficionado will boast about and swear by, is its durability. It is one of the most durable and long-lasting materials among many. Regular use of anything be it a bag, clothes or shoes can cause a huge amount of wear and tear. Considering that leather originates from natural sources and raw materials, it has immaculate strength and resistance to all kinds of stress and damage due to its high tensile strength.
  • Ages gracefully: 
As we discussed above leather’s resistance to water, scratches, and other types of external stress, on the contrary, leather starts looking better as it gets older. Forget your woes of expensive shoes, bags, and clothes getting faded or discoloured if they are leather-made. The appearance of leather just keeps getting more radiant as it develops a unique patina, as it gets older, thus aging gracefully.
  • Low maintenance: 
If leather is maintained and cared for, it will stay evergreen and last long. Considering its versatility, it is extremely easy to care for and maintain. All that you need to do is wipe it with a damp cloth from time to time and it shall continue making you look fresh and poignant for years to come.
  • Timeless style: 
Textile trends change every season. They come and go; fabrics keep getting innovative and fashion keeps evolving. However, leather has stayed and continues to hold its demand from its connoisseurs, which is a testament to the versatility and the timeless style that the fabric encompasses. It is an evergreen investment to make as it can act as a single style statement, complementing your overall personality most elegantly.


The regality of leather can not only be witnessed in our wardrobes but also in the fact that it is considered one of the most prestigious and precious gift options. Further, more often than not, leather also carries an emotion, as it gets passed down as an heirloom from one generation to another as a classic vintage asset.

Exuding timeless luxury and class, leather represents a legacy. At Tôle, we are committed to leather accessories that last a lifetime so that your precious possessions are preserved not only for your but for the next generation. Explore our leather collection and build a legacy.