Stingray is an extremely durable leather due to its tough, resilient surface. In its natural state, stingray leather has small bumps or beads that create a hard texture. At van Astyn, we use stingray skins that have been specially treated to achieve a softened and flattened surface, and a uniquely supple texture. The treated, flat surface displays colors in particularly rich and vivid hues. In addition, the process of sanding or polishing gives our stingray skins a light-reflecting quality, resulting in a finish that has a subtle shimmer or sparkle.
Stingray is a leather that requires minimal maintenance and is at its best when allowed to age naturally. To remove surface dirt or dust, wipe your stingray item with a damp, lint-free cloth. Ensure the cloth is clean and soft. Please do not use leather cleaning products or leather creams/moisturizers.