Crystal is an aniline dyed leather that is oiled or waxed for a soft, sophisticated, distressed appearance. When pulled, the oils or waxes cause the coloring to migrate and become lighter in the pulled areas; a look associated with fine, authentically aged furniture. A protective clear coat is applied to give Crystal an additional luster and great wear ability.
Optima Leathers was launched in 1984 with the intent of offering the finest leathers to the U.S. marketplace. We have built a dynamic reputation providing “affordable luxury” which enables us to thrive as one of the largest distributors of upholstery leathers.
Collaborating with our sister company, Mima Leathers, we’re able to provide beautiful leathers at an affordable price. Our extensive variety of high quality leathers help us serve the hospitality, residential, commercial, motor coach and automotive markets, as well as the architectural and interior design industry. Our promise for keeping traditional leathers does not alter our quest to continually develop fresh and innovative decorative leathers as well.
Optima Leathers headquarters are located in the heart of Long Island, N.Y. We have local representation throughout the U.S.
Mima Leathers was founded in 2010 by Optima Leather’s owner, Steven Judd, to provide the upmost consistency and quality control. As Optima’s sister company they are the sole leather provider creating exquisite leathers for Optima’s customers. Mima purchases the unfinished hides and controls the finishing process, ensuring that Mima and ultimately Optima Leathers can provide uniformity of both quality and aesthetics.
Mima Leathers is headquartered in Milan, with production in Arzignano, Italy.