It has taken many years to build relationships with some of Italy's most exclusive boutique tanneries. This is the same lambskin used by the industries iconic bag designers like Celine and Chloe. This lambskin is 'washed' to give it the body and thickness needed for a rugged bag that is meant for everyday use. This lambskin is very soft with a matte finish. It has a natural moderate resistance to water and weather. Keep in mind that any light colored leather should be handled with care as dirt will show over time. *typically paired with matching strap & details as shown here. This swatch is approx 2"x2" for previewing.