The Ultimate Guide To Leather Care
From handbags and purses to journals and wallets, we want you to enjoy your leather goods for a very longtime. From the moment they are crafted, until they arrive in your arms, they need to be cared for properly.
With our handy guide, your most treasured leather products will look beautiful for years to come. Covering all day-to-day care and maintenance to small repairs and specialist cleaning, here you’ll find everything there is to know about leather care.
How to Look After Your Leather Goods
By taking time to care for your leather, you will uphold the value and maintain the appearance of your most treasured pieces.
Looking after your leather goods starts with day-to-day care. By following just a few simple rules, you can avoid unnecessary wear and tear and extend the life of your accessories for years:
– Leather is a skin, and it can stretch. Avoid overfilling your handbag, purse or wallet to maintain its original silhouette.
– Take extra care with leather items you use often. Take the time each week to wipe away dust and spots with a soft cloth or brush.
– Scratches can detract from a flawlessly crafted piece. Take care to avoid contact with heavily embellished clothes, sharp surfaces, or chunky jewelry when you are out and about.
– Wet leather requires extra care, so if rain is forecast, remember to take an umbrella.
You may be asking yourself how should I store my handbags? Storing your leather appropriately is one of the easiest ways you can prevent damage and maintain a high-quality finish:
– Store leather away from direct sunlight as this can cause fading.
– Store handbags in a dust bag to avoid scratches.
– Avoid using plastic bags, they prevent good ventilation.
– Store leather away from artificial sources of heat, e.g. radiators can cause leather to dry and crack.