Care for your Leather Beauties

EVERYDAY CARE

Looking after your leather goods starts with day-to-day care. By following just a few simple rules, you can avoid unnecessary wear and tear and extend the life of your accessories for years:

  • Leather is a skin, and it can stretch. Avoid overfilling your handbag, purse or wallet to maintain its original silhouette
  • Take extra care with leather items you use often. Take the time each week to wipe away dust and spots with a soft cloth or brush
  • Scratches can detract from a flawlessly crafted piece. Take care to avoid contact with heavily embellished clothes, sharp surfaces or chunky jewellery when you're out and about.
  • Wet leather requires extra care, so if rain is forecast, remember to take an umbrella
  • Remember to air your leather goods out occasionally to remove any unwanted smells and scents

 

STORAGE

Storing your leather appropriately is one of the easiest ways you can prevent damage and maintain a high-quality finish:

  • Store leather away from direct sunlight as this can cause fading
  • Store handbags in a dust bag to avoid scratches
  • Avoid using plastic bags, they prevent good ventilation
  • Store leather away from artificial sources of heat. e. radiators can cause leather to dry and crack

 

HOW TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN YOUR LEATHER GOODS


Dos and Don'ts

  • Don't machine wash leather
  • Don't get leather wet wherever possible
  • Don't dry wet leather next to a radiator or with a hair dryer
  • Don't tumble dry leather
  • Don't iron leather
  • Don't immerse leather in water to clean
  • Do regularly clean leather with a soft brush or cloth
  • Do regularly air out leather
  • Do blot away water or moisture as soon as possible
  • Do dry wet leather naturally, away from artificial heat
  • Do keep leather supple with a specialised leather conditioner every 3-6 months
  • Do clean spots and stains with a mixture of soap flakes and warm water
  • Do use a steam cleaner to disinfect and remove buildup from regular use
  • Do test any conditioners, cleaners, polishes or wax in a hidden spot beforehand