Rio Waxy Smooth Sides

4.60 out of 5
(5 customer reviews)


Smooth, natural, rustic full grain leather sides. All colours 2.0/2.2mm thickness. 

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April 2023 Update: Due to a tanning issue we are currently out of stock of Honeysuckle. New stock is expected in June. We are offering the rejected skins at heavily discounted prices- please click here for details

Rio waxy pull up smooth sides are a natural, rustic leather which shows the growth lines and organic characteristics of the animal skin. Some of the skins include brand marks, this is normal.

The smooth surface of the leather has been oiled to create a lovely waxy drag feel. When stretched or pulled, the pull-up effect causes the leather to lighten in colour creating a distressed or antique finish, enabling the creation of authentic, rustic looking leather goods.

This leather is especially popular with shoe and boot makers. It is also suitable for satchels, bags, backpacks, also tablet and phone cases. 

We stock 2.0/2.2 mm in the following 13 colours: Sapphire, Atlantic, Mahogany, Nut, gingerbread, Honeysuckle, Lime, Emerald, Mulberry, Grape, Chili, Lipstick & Ultra-Violet. 

Additional information

Average Size

22-26 SQFT




Atlantic, Chilli, Emerald, Gingerbread, Grape, Honeysuckle, Lime, Lipstick, Mahogany, Mulberry, Nut, Sapphire, Ultra Violet



5 reviews for Rio Waxy Smooth Sides

  1. 5 out of 5


    Excellent quality leather with a fantastic feel. Really soft but sturdy and the pull up gives a great worn-in look to my products.

    Highly recommended!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Knight (verified owner)

    Really nice quality leather, quite soft but very durable and ideal for the things we are making. The only problem we had is that there are 3 cup ring marks on one end of the leather that we only noticed after cutting out the front of a bag we are making for my daughters birthday which meant cutting it out again. Lesson learned! we will check everything before cutting out but that is why we gave 4 stars.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Del (verified owner)

    My first purchase from these guys, had a bit of an issue with the courier but Zack soon sorted that out. Good looking and a good feel to the leather. Am looking forward to using it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Petra Oldeman (verified owner)

    As a bag maker I have used the rio sides in a few different colours. All beautiful and great to work with. Also very fast delivery 👍🏻

  5. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Bullen (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful leather, loads of options for what to do with it – just trying to settle on something. And really excellent customer service, couldn’t be more pleased.

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