Leather Care

Taking care of your leather product

Great leather should last a lifetime and will only get prettier as the years go by. Because a leather bag is quite an investment and the daily wear and tear can leave them dirty at the end of the day, you'll want to take good care of it. Here are some general guidelines which can help ensure a long life for any type of leather.

Cleaning

To remove small scratches, use a clean fingertip to gently rub out the scratch. The natural oils in your skin will remove most small scratches. Do you wish to spot clean your bag? Please use warm water or a mild saddle soap with a soft cloth while cleaning in small circular motions. Gently rub, do not scrub. After cleaning re-treat your item using a transparent, waterproof leather spray. Always keep away from harsh chemical cleaners and products with alcohol. Before applying anything to your leather item, be sure to test in a hidden area to ensure the cleaner is compatible with the leather.

Maintenance

It is recommended to condition your item twice a year to preserve its beautiful look and maintain its flexibility. Protect it from the rain and rough surfaces by using a transparent, waterproof leather spray. Always test your conditioner in a hidden area. Use a soft clean cloth to ensure the conditioner is compatible with the leather. When the product is acceptable, follow the instructions of your selected leather care product.

Rain & Sun

If leather gets too wet, dry it slowly at room temperature. Never dry it with a hair dryer. Speed drying will change the chemical structure of leather and your item will end up stiff. Avoid putting it in the sun or close to a radiator or other heat source as well. When drying keep it in the shape you want it to end up. You can do this by filling the bag loosely with bubble wrap (do not overfill). Never use newspaper as the ink can rub off onto the fabrics. Please keep in mind that direct sunlight or heavy rain can lead to discoloration.

Storage

Leather is a natural material and should be stored in a breathable bag. Never store your item in a plastic bag. Plastic prohibits breathe. A breathable bag prevents the growth of mildew and bacteria.

Colour Transfer

Some leathers may cause colour transfer onto other surfaces or clothing. Please take extra care when wearing light or dark coloured clothing. Especially in humid or damp weather.

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