Leather Care

Designers

To keep your italian leather looking beautiful just follow these 10 easy steps:

  1. Nourish your leather products with neutral cream (we like leather CPR) every so often to help maintain their natural oils.
  2. Store all leather goods away from direct sunlight to prevent the color from fading.
  3. Use a dust bag to protect the leather against scratches while storing.
  4. Keep leather away from extreme heat as it can dry out the natural oils.
  5. Take immediate action if leather gets wet. Wipe it with a soft cloth, pack the inside with paper to absorb any further wetness and leave it to dry naturally.
  6. Remember that leather is a natural material, so it is to be expected that minor variations in color and even small imperfections may be visible on the surface.
  7. Do not overfill leather bags as they can lose their shape.
  8. Avoid spraying perfume near leather as it can affect the color.
  9. Do not to store light-colored leather next to a dark colored leather as the darker shade could 'migrate' or rub off and cause irreversible damage.
  10. Wipe away surface dirt with a damp cloth or with trichloroethylene if resistant (try first on a hidden part of the bag). Do not use abrasive or solvent cleaners as they will damage the leather.

Instructions for Haircalf "Pony" Fur in 3 easy steps:

  1. The care for hair calf fur is pretty simple. Don't get gum or oil on it and you can pretty much clean it nicely with a dry cloth.
  2. If you get something on it, use a slightly damp cloth but then dry it with a dry cloth immediately after.
  3. Store your hair calf fur articles in cool ventilated place out of the plastic bag.

Specific types of leather may require additional steps to help them last thought the years:

Nappa Leather

  • Regularly dust or brush with a soft brush, or wipe clean with a slightly damp cloth.
  • Treatment with proprietary cleaners or polishers should be carried out sticking strictly to the manufacturers' instructions. Never use excessive quantities - the less the better.
  • Once or twice a year the handbag should be wiped with a cloth dampened with white spirit to thoroughly cleanse the leather surface from old and discolored waxes, etc. It should then be given a very light treatment with a proprietary polish, and finally rubbed up with a soft clean cloth.

Patent Leather

  • Clean with a damp cloth, plus a little neutral detergent if needed.
  • Pigskin leathers should be treated with a silicone preparation to protect them.
  • Minor contamination on all grain leathers can frequently be removed by gentle rubbing with a soft India rubber eraser.

Suede Leather

  • Brush regularly with a soft suede brush or rub gently with a plastic foam block.
  • Minor stains and marks may be removed with a hard rubber eraser, or by touching up the surface with a fine emery paper.
  • The leather should retain its color and appearance if it is regularly treated with a fluorocarbon aerosol spray product. These make the leather water repellent, and offer protection from grease and dust.
  • There is a wide range of suede cleaning and coloring products on the market, and these will give excellent results - provided that the product manufacturers' recommendations are strictly observed.