CARE & CLEANING
There are a few things you can do to help keep your leather accessories in top condition to maintain its beautiful vintage character.
Treating a Wet Leather Bag
With the unpredictability of weather; which we are renowned for in Britain, it is easy to get your possessions under an unexpected shower. If your leather bag gets wet, stuff it with scrunched up newspaper and leave in a warm, dry place, such as near a radiator. This will help it dry evenly and in shape. Take care that it is not too hot as this can cause the leather to become stiff.
Restoring a Dry Leather Bag
You might find that the leather has become dry and rough; possibly caused by frequently getting wet. This means that the natural oils have been washed away. If your bag appears dry then simply sponge the leather with vegetable, sunflower or rapeseed oil until the whole of the leather satchel has a light coating. Then dry the leather satchel for 24 hours, somewhere warm such as an airing cupboard. The colour of the leather satchel will go several shades darker during this process, but this will lighten as the leather dries. This can be repeated whenever you think the leather is becoming dry or you want to give your leather satchel that extra bit of special care.
Repairing Scratches in the Leather
All our leather bags are tough and hard wearing and a scratch here and there can add to their vintage character but if a scratch doesn’t rub away with your finger then a little oil on cotton wool gently applied will help.
Recommended Leather Care Products
If you would rather keep the oil in the kitchen than use it to treat your leather, there are other ways of keeping your leather looking its best. Here are some recommended products:
* Renapur Hi-Shine
This is an excellent leather care product that will give your leather satchel a natural shine with minimal buffing.
* Brecknell Turner Saddle and Leather Conditioning Soap
This is great for conditioning the leather whilst dissolving any grime.
* Lincoln Lanolised Conditioning Soap
General all-round leather conditioner and very good value.