The Joy of Care
Our handbags are designed to last a lifetime but from the moment they are crafted, until they arrive in your arms, they need to be cared for properly. This guide will help you ensure that your most treasured pieces will continue to bring you joy for years to come.
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. We suggest you use Pedag products to assist you
- Scratches can detract from a flawlessly crafted piece. Take care to avoid contact with heavily embellished clothes, sharp surfaces, or chunky jewellery when you are out and about.
- Wet leather requires extra care, so if rain is forecast, remember to take an umbrella
How to Clean and Maintain Your Leather Goods
Do's and Don'ts
- Do regularly clean leather with a soft brush or cloth.
- Use can use cleaning products such as Pedag
- Do regularly air out leather
- Do blot away water or moisture as soon as possible
- Do dry wet leather naturally, away from artificial heat
- Do keep leather supple with a specialised leather conditioner every 3-6 months
- Do clean spots and stains with a mixture of soap flakes and warm water
- Do use a steam cleaner to disinfect and remove buildup from regular use
- Do test any conditioners, cleaners, polishes or wax in a hidden spot beforehand
- Don't machine wash leather
- Don't get leather wet wherever possible
- Don't dry wet leather next to a radiator or with a hairdryer
- Don't tumble dry leather
- Don't iron leather
- Don't immerse leather in water to clean
Accidents Happen ...
Our handbags are designed to be used. We craft our bags in top quality Italian leather to ensure their longevity, however we all know accidents can happen. Little scrapes or scratches here and there may well occur. Minor repairs can be carried out at home and here are some guides to assist.
Many of our customers have asked how they should be storing their handbags?
Although it's tempting to leave your handbags packed with your daily essentials ready for use, if you do not plan to use the bag then for a while then take the time to empty them completely to avoid warping. Once empty, you can maintain the handbag's silhouette by gently filling it with plain, acid-free tissue paper.
Storing your leather appropriately is one of the easiest ways you can prevent damage and maintain a high-quality finish. Be sure to store leather away from direct sunlight as this can cause fading
Always store handbags in the dust bag we provide to avoid scratches, and avoid using plastic bags as they prevent good ventilation. Store your bags leather away from artificial sources of heat, e.g. radiators can cause leather to dry and crack.
See our Video below to see how you can sustainably store your accessories using our boxes