Our premium leathers are sourced from top tanneries around the world including, Italy, France, Germany and the United States. Premium Chestnut has a natural waxy finish, soft deep rich color and is water and weather resistant with a subtle texture. Being a naturally tanned leather it will show the natural markings from the animals life. The only way to avoid this 'character' is with a painted leather which typically is not our personal preference. Its heavier hand makes it perfect for many of our tote designs.