I often read and here about fabulous imported leather, some of it is very good and some very bad. Processes used by quarantine can damage a good leather hide and many other leathers are just poor from the start. Finished products can skip the quarantine process but even if they are made from a good leather, we are getting the worst of it, the best stays in the home country. Australian leather is amongst the best in the world, we have the best animals and steady growing conditions that contribute to the end product. Australian leather is also well priced, next time you consider a purchase, consider home grown home sewn leather.