Leather Care

Do’s

  1. Allow Damp leather to dry naturally at room temperature.
  2.  Store leather products in fabric bags  or any porous material.
  3.  Condition the leather when required to prevent from drying out or cracking( Leather conditioners are available in the market)
  4.  Before cleaning leather, always test the cleaner in an inconspicuous area before use.
  5.  Keep leather in a controlled environment (neither humid nor dry) for longevity .
  6.  Always stuff empty leather handbags with newspaper

Don’ts

  1. Don’t expose leather or leather products to sunlight for long periods of time.
  2.  Do not hand wash or machine wash( unless its a washable leather)
  3.  Do not use chemicals ,saddle soap, cleaning solvents, furniture polish,oils,varnish,abrasive chemicals ,soap or ammonia water.
  4.  Do not blow dry or bring leather in direct contact with heat or high temperatures (eg room radiators) to dry it.
  5.  Do not burn leather( it creates dangerous fumes and nasty smell).
  6.  Do not store leather products in plastic bags or in same bags as fabric products or clothing which is prone to colour bleeding.
  7.  Rubbing a damp cloth on leather forcefully can cause loss of color .

Metal fittings

Most buckles, rivets, studs, snaps, rings, etc., are nickel plated steel with the exception of chain which is chrome plated steel and other metal fittings that are brass coated.

If the fittings are not cleaned regularly or cleaned and dried after contact with moisture, rusting will occur. When cleaning leather with conditioner, applying the conditioner to the metal fittings will increase their longevity. Surface rust can be removed with chrome cleaner, Autosol, WD40 (nickel), or Brasso (brass).