The materials we work are known to you all. The leather, the gold plated hardware, and the smart barrier finish textiles; the repellent ones. But what exactly does "repellent" mean?
Fabrics with a smart barrier finish, also known as “repellent fabrics”, are those that thanks to such a finish are able to repel liquids. It means that even if you spill some wine on your TABIBITO bag, it will not suffer any damage. However, this does not mean they’re waterproof. It’s not the same.
Waterproof textiles have an acrylic or polyurethane based layer that prevents the liquid from passing through the fabric. This layer hardens the fabric and changes the texture of the side to which it has been applied; you can touch it and know it’s a waterproof fabric.
A repellent fabric, however, has a protective shield (the finish) that makes liquids be compacted into drops that are easy to shake off. The fabric’s texture won’t be affected. You won’t be able to tell that they have such a finish just by touching or looking at them, which makes them pretty awesome in our eyes.