Dakota is an oil-based leather with a pull-up effect with a smooth appearance on the finest European hides.
|Average Hide Size||54 sqft (+/-)|
|Thickness||0.9 – 1.1 mm|
|Light Fastness (AATCC Method 16, Option E)||3-4|
|Tear Strength (ASTM D4705)||25 lbs.|
|Flexing Endurance (ASTM D2097)||Pass|
|Abrasion (ASTM D3884)||N/A|
|Elongation (ASTM D2211)||30% – 60% at 50 lbs.|
|Crocking (ASTM D5053)||Wet:4 Dry:4-5|
|Breaking Force (ASTM D2208)||150 lbs.|
|Boston Fire Dept. Code (BFD 1×1) w/Fire Blocker and or Fire Barrier Cloth||Pass|
|California Technical Bulletin 117||Pass|
|Cigarette Ignition Resistance (NFPA 260)||Class 1|
|California Technical Bulletin 133 w/Fire Blocker and/or Fire Barrier Cloth||Pass|
Natural, aniline leathers have little surface protection. If your aniline leather does become soiled, immediately blot excess liquid with a soft, clean cloth. Then clean the entire area (i.e. the entire seat cushion, arm rest, etc.) with a clean, damp cloth and clear luke warm water, starting from the outside of the spill to the center.
Do not use: Any saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, cleaners, soaps, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water.
Please note: Due to the natural characteristics of this leather, scratches and marks may appear over time. This appearance is the "character" of the natural leather.