US upholstery resource Bradington-Young have continued their efforts to increase consumer education for the second time this year by developing and launching a guide to help consumers choose the best type of leather for their lifestyle.

Bradington-Young’s Leather Lifestyle Pairings guide provides explanations of the four major types of leather – aniline, aniline plus, nubuck and finished leather – and charts each type’s 'protection zone'. The protection zone rates each leathers’ durability, sensitivity to temperatures, resistance to fading and ease of stain removal.

Found on Bradington-Young’s website, the guide also features a distinctive logo for each type of leather which matches the colours in the guide’s “protection zones.”

“Buying leather upholstery can sometimes be confusing and frustrating for consumers because of all the industry jargon and conflicting information in the marketplace, but our Lifestyle Pairings make it easier for them to decide what’s best for their situation,” said Cheryl Sigmon, director of merchandising at Bradington-Young.

“Just like a fine wine, leather gets better with age – as long as its properly cared for – but it’s important to select the right leather for your lifestyle from the start when making the purchase.”