The Leather: At Floto, we work with different kinds of leather to make our travel and duffle bag collections. Every duffel bag style is made with 100% genuine leather. We prefer vegetable tanned leather because it is strong, flexible, and has deep, rich color tones without any harsh chemicals. This particular bag is made with a hand stained oil finish leather which has been used to make travel bags in Italy for centuries. The Saddle Brown colored leather has rich color tones with a matte (oil) finish that gives it an old school look. Scratches easily recover by rubbing the leather and over time Roma leather travel bags soften and develop a beautiful patina.