Care And Cleaning
Natural Dye Process
To colour our leather bags we use natural products like oil and tree bark, once applied we leave them in the sun to catch a tan and the end result gives our bags that rich natural leather finish.
Sometimes these natural oils may be released at first so we recommend not wearing your bag with light coloured fabrics due as colour transfer could happen. After a little time and some more sun this does pass but is just a reminder about the artisan nature of the product.
Due to the nature of our product, we cannot accept responsibility when this occurs this is just a heads up.
Chemical-free Leather Odour
There is nothing like that natural leather smell! We get all our bags shipped together so we get a hit every time we open a delivery. This smell occurs because our leather is indeed a natural product which is ecologically produced, we only use cow and goat skin.
Once you start to regularly use your new bag it is proven to reduce the odour leaving behind that lovely, characteristic leather smell. We also suggest a perfumed sheet inside the bag for quick results, keep it out of your closet and expose it to as much of your own smell as possible.
Leather Marks and Aging
Just like us, your bag will age over time, this is called it's patina which is the natural change in the state of leather. There’s no avoiding it, but we feel it makes your bag unique to you.
The buffs and scuffs tell stories, we do recommend that you purchase a leather conditioner to smooth the leather or if you like you can simply use Vaseline for minor scratches and natural oils to soften.
As for natural leather marks, we only use cow and goat skin and all the leather that we select for our bags is a by-product of the farming industry. These animals will naturally change and develop over time just like we do, so naturally there will be markings on the skins we use such as stretch marks and scarring. Another great thing that makes each back special, we in fact choose our leathers for these qualities.
If you receive a bag but don't like its natural skin, we can exchange for another but keep in mind every single bag is like that and we can't predict what each exact bag will come like.
The oiling and fix process we have carried out whilst producing our craft offers adequate protection against rain but if you wish to keep your bag looking extra great we recommend purchasing a leather waterproof spray. If your bag does get wet let it dry naturally.
Any other care questions? Just drop us an email or pop in-store and ask us!