Caring for a leather bag is quite similar to caring for your own skin as both benefit greatly from a good moisturiser, especially as we age.
A good rule of thumb when caring for any of your leather goods; apply leather cream every few months, or as required.
If you believe it's necessary to use a colour cream to replenish the colour, please incorporate it properly. Accuracy test - wipe the area that you repaired with a dry light cloth. If it stays spotless, you win.
Apply a cleaner especially made for leather using a circular motion and wiped off with a slightly damp cloth.
Remove stains as soon as you notice them.
Organic stains from food or blood can often be removed with chalk powder: crush white chalk, let it sit on the stain overnight and wipe it off with a clean cloth.
Avoid cleaning products with alcohol, turpentine or other mineral spirits as they discolour and dry out leather.
Never allow water to soak into your bag. If the bag does gets wet, don't use a hairdryer on it. Alternatively, absorb as much water as possible with a completely dry towel and allow the bag to air dry.
Beware denim! Beware denim!
Light-coloured bags and denim are a recipe for leather disaster. Denim dye is similar to hair dye and it tends to rub-off jeans and jackets. Prevention is key here as conditioned leather repels denim dyes.
Nylon resists water, wind and other types of damage, but still not dirt – if it gets dirty, you can clean it up with a bit of soapy water.
Wipe the surface of the handbag with a wet soapy towel.
Wiping the bag gently will remove most debris.
For stubborn stains, apply gentle pressure and rub until the mark disappears. If you still can't get rid of a stain, scrub it with a damp stiff-bristled brush.
Allow the bag to air dry.
If it suddenly starts raining, just turn the bag with the leather pocket towards your body to prevent the leather from getting wet and deteriorated.
Should you need to repair your bag, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.