Leather Car Interior: How to Keep Them as New

The leather seats have an endless list of virtues. Surely leather is more resistant, thanks to leather chemicals, and lasts longer over the years. And then, of course, it is more esthetically beautiful, the car is more elegant and luxurious. And last but not least, it is also a little more hygienic.


When we talk about interior of a car, we speak about seats, covers and mats, which can get dirty with mud, grease and oil. In addition, it can absorb the smells that, over time, can accumulate. Like most luxury products, leather requires a certain degree of maintenance to keep it at its best, as it tends to stain easily, dry out over time and suffer from UV rays.


The products designed by the leather processing industry contain cleaning agents, leasther softeners and UV blocking agents to clean, moisturize and protect the leather, keeping it soft, elastic and natural. Before using the product on seats, door panels, consoles and dashboards, test it on an inconspicuous area to make sure it does not drain.


To keep leather at its best, the most important thing is to keep it free of dust and dirt. Dust and dirt tend to settle in the cracks, making it rough. To clean the leather, use a specially formulated detergent. Do not use a multipurpose cleaner. The leather cleanser can also be used to remove stains.  Sometimes stains and marks can also be removed with an eraser. So, leather car interiors are for sure beautiful, but they need the correct treatment.



Covers for sofas: Pros and cons

When we return home after a hard day at work, there is one place where we want to sink: the sofa. The relief and relaxation you feel when sinking yourself in a comfortable sofa is priceless.


There are many components that determine comfort, such as the structure, the padding, the ergonomics and, of course, the covering and the material used. A sofa can be made of fabric, velvet, leather or faux leather and every material has its own characteristics and its pros and cons, which have to be carefully evaluated before the purchase, both from a functional as well as aesthetic point of view.


Let’s see which are the pros and cons for every covering:



  • Pros: easy to wash and wide variation of color and texture; it can be anti-stain.
  • Cons: delicacy of the material; difficult to clean in case of contact with liquids; usury.



  • Pros: softness and comfort; elegance; high quality.
  • Cons: high price; delicacy of the material; usury.



  • Pro: resistance and elasticity thanks to leather softeners; aeration and thermoregulation properties (keeps warm in winter and cool in summer); durability
  • Cons: imperfections to accept; requires specific cleaning products and leather finishing products, that however, you can find at VecoItalia.


Faux Leather

  • Pro: does not absorb liquids; easy to clean; cheaper than real leather (but not as charming).
  • Cons: less resistant than real leather; lower quality than real leather; it does not transpire.


Good choice and enjoy your relax!

Leather or fabric: which gloves to choose for the Spring?

For those of you riding a motorcycle or a scooter, a pair of gloves are useful – and also a trend – even in Spring. Many people think, naively, that the glove is a purely winter garment, but it is not. Of course, protecting your hands from cold, rain and moisture is perhaps the prerogative of this accessory, but it is not the only goal.

In addition to the protection against atmospheric agents, gloves must ensure:

  • Protection from the vibration of the handlebars. Especially during long journeys, hands and wrists are subject to great vibrational stress.
  • Protection in case of falls and slips. We do not need to specify why it is better to have something between the skin and the hard asphalt in case of an accident, right?
  • Protection for the joints: muscles and tendons of the wrists and fingers are subject to great stress while driving.

Leather or fabric then?

Is it then better a leather or fabric product? For instance, technical features are very different. The leather has the great advantage of being more resistant to abrasion, but at the same time soft, thanks to leather softeners. Moreover, it is a status symbol for centaurs all over the world. Moreover, thanks to leather pigments, you can find a huge assortment of colours. On the other hand, the fabric is usually more practical to wear, requires less maintenance and is cheaper.

In the end, beyond the choice of the material, the fundamental thing is that a glove assures solid and safe protection.


Leather or artificial leather: advantages and disadvantages

The difference between leather and artificial leather is one of the most debated topics of recent times in fashion. What ist he best choice for our clothing or our upholstery?

Let’s see today the advantages and disadvantages of leather vs. Artificial leather.

We talk about leather, when we about animal skins used for the production of clothing and accessories, such as: bags, shoes, belts or for the upholstery of sofas and car seats. Leather can derive from the skin of cows, sheeps, buffalos, pigs, and also snakes, crocodiles and kangaroos. The colour can vary thanks to leather pigments and it has to be treated with specific leather chemistry in order to maintain an optimal appearance over time.

What are the advantages of real leather?

  • It is precious, for the priceless value of the raw material.
  • It is versatile, due to the multiplicity of items that can be obtained from it.
  • It is robust, thanks to its natural composition.
  • It is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and to the touch.

What about the disadvantages?

  • High cost, due to the raw materials and artisanal treatments
  • Not washable
  • Low level of breathability

And what about artificial leather? To the touch and to the sight it looks like real leather, but in reality it is a plastic material, of non-animal origin. Its advantages are:

  • Convenience of the price
  • Heat resistance
  • Easy cleaning
  • Does not alter with exposure to light
  • Water-repellent

And what the disadvantages? Artificial leather is

  • Absolutely not breathable
  • With wear it tends to deteriorate over time
  • It lacks softness and freshness to the touch

We hope to have clarified with this article the difference between leather and artificial leather. The choice is now up to you.

What is leather?

In the history of fashion, one material has always been an evergreen, even with the alternation of various styles: this is leather, the most versatile and sophisticated material that nature can offer.

Leather was one of the first materials that mankind has learned to work and use. Used in the past, as a container for water and food, it has become then a decorative element, but above all, the ideal material for the creation of clothes, accessories, and even juwels. Leather can be used in hundreds of ways because its structure is strong and resistant and from that, it is possible to obtain a multitude of workings, shapes, textures and colors thanks to leather pigments.

It is in the most modern times that leather has found its definitive role in the world of fashion thanks to the famous leather jacket. Cinema stars such as Marlon Brando or James Dean have contributed to make it a symbol of disobedience against the moralist and respectable society of the 50s.

But the real revolution for this material will be in the ’70s, thanks to Vivienne Westwood that, inspired by the Punk movement, decided to create collections based entirely on leather. A little later, Yves Saint Laurent inserted the leather into his collections too, officially launching leather into the world of luxury.

In the last 40 years, the use of leather has had a continuous growth. Thanks to leather chemistry, it is now possible to obtain different colors, leather clothes that are printed, engraved or painted, as well as every type of leather creation. This material has definitely become a must of our wardrobe.