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Leather Care

Leather Care

Fine leather bags deserve to be treated with care. Here’s how to protect your investment piece in five easy steps

 

 

 HOW TO CLEAN

  • The general principle is simple: remove dirt build-up by wiping down with a damp cloth and dry carefully.
  • Remember the hardware. Some bags have precious metal-plated buckles or other hardware. The same applies here, wipe with a damp cloth and dry carefully.
  • Every other day, give your bag a brisk sweep with a soft dry cloth, this won’t take more than a few minutes, but will go miles towards preserving the appearance of your leather.
  • Use a leather cleaner to clean and protect your leather accessories. These often also provide effective salt stain removal.

 

HOW TO CONDITION

  • Think of conditioning as a moisturizer for your leather, which will dry out over time. To prevent flaking and wrinkling, dab a bit of (leather) conditioner on a soft cloth and rub gently all over.
  • Condition your bag every month to keep your leather looking it’s shiny best.
  • For your waxy, oiled and natural finish leather items use a waxed leather conditioner: it cleans, nourishes and revives your leather accessories.

 

HOW TO WEATHERPROOF

  • Leather is permeable and can never be entirely waterproof, so avoid toting your favourite Jinger Jack handbag in bad weather. Nonetheless, there are beeswax creams which function as a barrier against water.
  • Word of caution: beeswax may alter the hue of dyed leather, so test first on an inconspicuous corner.
  • A more breathable but less effective alternative: a spray protectant, which is virtually invisible on your bags.

 

HOW TO STORE

  • Stash your bag in a fabric dust-bag and fill it with stuffing, to maintain its shape.
  • Keep the dust-bag along with packets of silica gel so your bag doesn’t get damp.
  • Air once every two weeks to halt the growth of mold.

SOME FINAL TIPS

  • Let water spills dry naturally. High-heat measures like using a hairdryer will only cause he skin to crinkle beyond salvage.
  • Prevent colour transfer by consciously resisting the urge to rest your bag against your jeans.
  • Leather is basically a skin so avoid leaving it in the sun for too long as it can cause it to dry and change colour.

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If you have any specific enquiries about the leather we use or caring for your product, please contact us on 082 822 9628 or admin@macarooncollection.co.za

 

Sourced from : Jinger Jack and Thandana Bag Co.