Leather Care

Our leather goods deserve to be treated with care. Protect your investment  leather care products to ensure the lifetime of your leather collection.

MAINTAINING YOUR LEATHER

Tips & Tricks

 

– Never wash your leather bag in the washing machine.
– Keep cosmetics inside a pouch or small case. Cap all pens and anything that might leak     on the leather.
– Avoid cleaning products with alcohol, turpentine or other mineral spirits.
– Store leather bags properly when not in use; keep out of direct sunlight and in low humidity as sunlight fades and dries leather.
– If leather gets wet, absorb as much water as possible with a thick hand towel and then air dry.
How To:
1. Leather is susceptible to absorbing grease and oils; handle with clean hands. Repeat every 6 months or as needed to clean, condition and protect leather goods from soiling and water spotting.
2. Apply a cleaner made specifically for the leather needing maintenance.
3. Using a soft cotton cloth, apply approximately 1 oz. of the solution all over the leather.
4. Allow the leather to dry for at least 12 hours away from sunlight and heat.
5. When dry, buff the leather with a soft cotton cloth using a circular motion.

CLEANING YOUR LEATHER

How To Enhance the Natural Beauty:

Use this method twice a year to clean and polish all fine smooth leathers.

– Dampen a soft cotton cloth with warm water.
– Using a circular motion, carefully clean the leather.
– Allow to dry for at least 11 hours away from direct sunlight and heat.
– Before completely dry, rub Olive Oil all over the leather.
– If needed, apply a second coat within 30 minutes, finish drying.
– Allow leather to dry for 12 hours away from sunlight and heat.

REDUCING SCRATCHES & REMOVING SPOTS

It’s common for leather to get scratches and spots over time from normal use. Though it is difficult to truly repair leather because it is an organic material, there are several methods of minimizing the appearance of the damage with a little care.

How to Reduce Scratches:

– Leather is susceptible to absorbing grease and oils; handle with clean hands.
– Locate the scratch or spot on the leather goods
– Using the oils from your hands, bend and work the spot back and forth over the scratch and marks.
– Continue as needed working the leather. The scratch will continue to disappear over time.

How to Remove Spots:

1. Remove spots as soon as they appear; don’t let it sit on the leather too long.

2. Use a baby wipe and fold it in half. Do not use wipes that contain alcohol, dyes or fragrance.

3. Place your hand on the opposite side of the stain and wipe away, cleaning the spot and surrounding area.

4. Rub with moderate pressure to remove the stain; using too much force may discolor the leather.