Our bags are made using the best leathers we can find. Every hide is unique and tonal variations, small marks or scars are natural features and should not be considered faults.
We recommend to impregnate your bag before using it.
Rain, grease and other liquids should be avoided as they may cause staining which is difficult and sometimes impossible to remove. Care should also be taken to avoid colour transfer from dark clothing and denim onto light leathers, and dark leathers onto light coloured clothing.
Leather is known for its durability, versatility and strength and with a bit of care and attention it will last you a life-time.
Take care not to over-fill your bag as this will cause it to loose shape and weaken the handles over time. When you’re not using your bag, stuff it with bubble wrap, it doesn’t attract the moths like tissue paper, and store it in its dust bag. For longer term storage undo the buckles and take the straps off to avoid impressions in the leather.
Three to four times a year use a leather conditioning cream to keep the leather supple and stop it from drying out. Babywipes are good for keeping the leather clean, or you can try dampening a soft cloth with mild hand soap and warm water and wiping the surface. Don’t scrub it, but rub a little conditioner in after it has dried.
Oil, grease and ink are nearly impossible to remove. Fresh stains such as spilled liquids or food should be cleaned up immediately with a damp cloth or leather cleaner. Before using any products, always test a small, non-visible area first such as the base. Apply product to a cloth rather than directly onto the leather. Leather isn’t waterproof, if it is pouring with rain it might be better to use a different bag. However if it does get wet, blot with a paper towel, and then pack loosely with paper and allow it to dry naturally. Never place it in direct heat or sunlight for prolonged periods of time as this may cause the leather to crack or the colour to fade unevenly.
Leather ages naturally, colours can change and darken with use, these tend to be characteristics of our bags. They are intended to be worn and loved and they will improve with age.