We love leather. Our commitment to offering the best quality leather goes beyond using the world’s top leather artisans. We also want to provide you with a detailed guide to help you care for your leather and ensure it works as hard as you do every day. Refer back to this care guide whenever you have a care question about your leather.
What To Do If Your Bag Gets Wet
Water is incredibly damaging to full-grain leather. To prevent long-term damage, use these techniques.
- Use a soft leather cloth to wipe off any moisture.
- Avoid using a heat source (like a hairdryer) to dry off your bag.
- Let it air dry by turning it inside out.
What To Do If You Spill Liquid On Your Bag
Once again, liquids and moisture of any kind can destroy hand-crafted leather. But leather is unique. You can’t just toss it in the dryer like you would other types of materials. Here’s what to avoid and what to do if you spill something on your leather bag.
- Avoid using a household laundry detergent on your bag. It will discolor your bag and destroy it.
- Use a slightly dampened cloth to wipe away surface spills.
- Apply a soft toothbrush to eliminate set-in stains.
What to Do If You Scratch Your Bag
Leather is meant to be rugged. It can take a beating. But if you end up with a scratch or two that you don’t want, then you can take the following steps to roll back the hands of time and keep your bag looking as good as it did on day 1.
- Break out your soft dry cloth once again and rub your scratch in a circular motion. (This redistributes the bag’s wax coating.)
- Add additional leather wax for deep, set-in scratches.
- Every three-to-six months apply leather cream or wax to keep your bag looking its best.
How to Avoid Stretching Your Leather
Overstretched leather is essentially non-usable. And there is no way you can get it back to its previous condition. Here’s how you can avoid overstretching your leather.
- Don’t overpack your backpack.
- Avoid storing super heavy items in your bag.
How to Properly Store Your Leather Bag
How you store your bag is just as important as your long-term care plan. Here are a few of our top recommendations for properly storing your bag when you aren’t using it.
- Keep your bag completely dry, inside and out, and only store it away once it is.
- Designate a clean, dry location to keep your bag in regularly.
- For long-term storage, bring your bag out and into the fresh air every 3-4 weeks and inspect it for cracks and moisture.
- Regularly wipe away any excess moisture on your bag to keep it mildew free.
- Remove any items, particularly heavy ones, from your bag before you store it.
General Maintenance For Your Bag
Our bags are handcrafted with functionality, durability, and fashion in mind. Each one is uniquely designed by our artisans to ensure the quality we are proud to put our name on. Keep your leather in optimum condition for decades, by following the above guidelines and our general maintenance recommendations down below.
- Use a thin layer of leather balm or wax to soften your leather. Apply it with a clean and super soft sponge for the best results.
- Before you apply any balm or wax, try it in a small area first to ensure that the color is undisturbed.
- Use a leather cloth to wipe away any excess wax or balm.
These techniques will prevent your leather from being dried out or cracked over time. Be sure not to overuse any leather product to avoid damaging the shape of your bag.