Leather for Auto Upholstery

Hydes. Never Compromise.

Hydes is a trade only supplier of original and authentic, 100% automotive leather, delivered from tanneries in Europe directly to upholsterers and custom car builders worldwide. Hydes is the only OEM leather supplier with a 1,000+ color collection of real OEM leathers, fabrics, and materials.

 We are on a mission to find you the perfect leather, whilst offering the highest quality, longevity and durability for your next restoration project.



Quality, guaranteed.

First, it is important to understand that the final product depends largely on the quality of the crust. European hides are of far superior quality to crusts from other regions because of measures taken by farmers; using electric fencing to avoid scratches, less exposure to predators, etc.

The environment is also a major factor as cooler climates mean fewer bug bites and thicker skins. Even crusts from the same region can vary in quality; we choose only the highest grade. Also, you’ll never receive hides with ‘hump’ holes. All of these measures result in a higher yield per hide. Less waste, better results

Hydes Leather Catalog

In the tanning process we determine the rest of the specifications; basically looking at what job the leather needs to perform and how to best achieve the right balance to this effect. We speak of balance because, as in life, there is always a trade off. The most soft and supple leather is the least durable with the nicest touch; the most durable leathers have the toughest hand and are the least breathable. We have leather for many applications. If you don't find what you're looking for please ask us for help.

OEM Automotive Leather

Hydes stocks the most comprehensive range of automotive OEM leather on the planet. With full ranges of Audi, BMW, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes, Porsche, VW, Rolls Royce and more. We stock a huge variety of OEM, from "base level" premium brands through to the very highest end classic and hypercar OEM leather. 

Maserati Leather samples


Shop leather by color.

If you know what color of automotive leather you are looking to purchase, but don't know where to start when it comes to selecting your hides, take a look at our "shop-by-color" page, where you can browse all of our leather, vinyl and Alcantara by color. Alternatively, contact us and we'll be happy to send over some samples and help you with your selection.



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