Leather is a natural material and should be treated with respect. Leather products require correct use and need to be properly maintained and stored. This will extend their life and preserve their beauty.
Because leather is a tanned hide, it must be borne in mind that surface imperfections, such as pigment marks, creases, pores and uneven structure are inherent features of any tanned hide. Life leaves marks on the skin of any living creature (e.g. insect bites, bite marks, abrasions and scratches). These inherent features of leather are part of its value and they emphasise its natural look and specialness.
Some general advice
Never expose leather products to prolonged direct sunlight, because this can cause their colours to fade. Exposure to direct heat also damages leather – it becomes dry, hard and brittle as a result. Do not store leather products in plastic bags. Store them at room temperature in a dry space.
Care and maintenance instructions for leather handbags and other leather accessories
Do not clean leather bags with aggressive chemicals or cleaning products. Clean your handbag only with a damp soft cloth.
Pat the wet handbag dry and dry at room temperature. Please note than certain stains cannot be removed from leather (e.g. ballpoint pen ink).
Store light-coloured leather handbags away from the dark-coloured handbags or other such products, because the dye from the dark-coloured handbag or other product may seep into the light-coloured leather. We recommend storing the handbag in the protective bag you received when you purchased the handbag.
Handbags made of velour leather and nubuck are especially sensitive to water and grease, because this kind of leather is made by sanding its surface in a special way (i.e. chrome tanning). If your handbag needs some care, simply brush it with a special brush in the direction of the fibres. We do not recommend wearing a dark-coloured velour leather handbag with light-coloured clothes because the product colour may seep into your clothes.
Fingerprints are often visible on lacquered leather products. Clean such handbag only with a soft, dry cloth. When storing lacquered leather handbags, make sure that they do not touch other handbags or objects, because the lacquered leather would absorb their colour. Moreover, ensure that the handles do not press onto the bag. Store such handbags in their protective cases.
The abovementioned instructions apply to all other leather accessories as well.