TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CARE OF YOUR LEATHER COLLECTION

Leather is a flexible material, with multiple benefits for its users. Proper care will ensure that your leather products will last for years without losing the quality of the material. Preventive cleaning and maintenance will safeguard leather from stains and extend its life. Leather goods are quite durable and hard wearing, but sometimes they do need to be gently cleaned because of stains, grease or just a build-up of dirt and grime over time. Using the same cleaning methods as you use while washing clothes will damage leather products, so never put your fine leather items in a washing machine. Following are some quick and easy tips for leather care that will keep your leather goods looking like new and will last for decades.

LEATHER CARE GUIDELINES

GENERAL CARE

  Follow the manufacturer’s care instructions very carefully

  Don't use direct heat or sunlight to dry any leather items

  Never spray leather with perfume, deodorant or bleach

  Keep your leather products away from direct sunlight and any heat source

  Leather is pliable, so do not crumple or place your leather item in a small case.  Gently fold and place your leather item away after each use.

  Storing leather products or in plastic bags may result in mold growth.  Do not store your leather products in a sealed container.

  Cover your leather products with a breathable cloth such as cotton when storing.

  Allow wet leather bags to dry slowly and naturally in an airy location 

  Test cleaning products first on a small hidden area 

MAINTENANCE & CLEANING

   Leather items can be cleaned with distilled water and a mild laundry detergent.

   Regular conditioning of the leather will enhance the durability and maintain a lustrous shine with time.

   Before you start cleaning the stains, test all the cleaning and maintenance products on a small area.

   Use a damp cloth and steer clear from adding soaps or vinegar to the water.

   For tough stains like ink, try using leather conditioning solutions or treatments specifically designed to remove the stain.

   If leather gets too dry, rub something moist into it. Pick a leather dressing or cream, preferably recommended by the maker.

   If leather gets too wet, dry it slowly. Speed drying leather affects its chemical structure, and can distort the product.

   To make sure the cleaning products and method is a match with your leather, test it out on a hidden spot first.