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Care For Your Leather Handbags

How to clean leather

  1. Do not store your leather handbag in plastic bags or other nonporous covers which will prevent them from breathing and can cause mildew.
  2. Allow wet or damp leather to air-dry naturally, far from any source of heat.
  3. Promptly remove any salt deposits (which can form especially in winter) by wiping with a moistened cloth or sponge. Once the item is dry you may apply a little conditioner or saddle soap.
  4. To prevent mildew, protect leather from excessive humidity.
  5. In a dry environment from time to time use a leather conditioner or saddle soap (in very small quantities) to prevent leather from drying and cracking.
  6. Do not use waxes, silicone or other leather preparations that will impair the ability of the leather to breathe.
  7. Never use caustic household chemicals to clean leather.
  8. Avoid leather preparations that contain alcohol.
  9. Avoid turpentine and mineral spirits which can cause colors to fade or bleed.
  10. Use of oils or other animal fats will darken leather. These can also turn rancid causing the leather to rot.

Taking Care of Your Leather

Taking care of your leather handbag is very important. With the correct care, cleaning and storage, any top quality leather item will withstand both time and wear and you will be able to enjoy it for many years to come.

IMPERFECTIONS

It is not always possible to eliminate small imperfections such as speckles or slight variations in color and veining, neither with the most careful choice of skins nor with the best tanning techniques: such features should not therefore be considered as flaws but evidence that real leather has been employed.

LIGHT EXPOSURE

Please remember that leather handbags should not be exposed to strong lights for long periods since this could cause variations in color. It cannot be therefore guaranteed that under such conditions colors will stay fast no matter how good the tanning process might have been. Moreover no responsibility can be undertaken by the manufacturer for damages caused by mishandling through improper cleaning and/or washing processes.

WATER

Raindrops can cause spots to appear on leather: such spots can be easily removed by rubbing the skin surface on itself or wiping it with a cloth once the handbag is completely dry (remember not to dry close to a source of heat); please note that this natural phenomenon cannot be used as grounds for possible complaints.