The reason for leather good’s appeal is not hard to understand. Our ancestors used this material for clothes, shoes, or pouches for a very long time ago. In fact, leather is so durable that some items are still around today. (World’s Oldest Leather Shoe Found—Stunningly Preserved)
As is the nature characteristic of leather, each product will slightly different from its listing’s images.
Despite its durable, one of the biggest misconception about leather is that it resists to water and fire. Leather is burnt and either waterlogged. Only some leather products which went through a special surface treatment procedure can resist to water somehow, e.g., hiking boots. If you are unsure about your waterproofing, please send us a message.
Leather absorbs moisture from surrounding, including your hand’s sweat. By the time, its color will became darker than a new one. This is normal situation. Light leather color shows vast impact; the darker its original color, the less evidence of color changing overtime.
Leather Product Care Principles
Let it breathes. Leather is a skin, it needs some ventilation to prevent fungus (white dots appear on leather’s surface) and rot. Absolutely avoid plastic bags. Use the bag originally came with the item, or some type of breathable fabric such as pillowcases.
Avoid direct sunlight/heat. If your leather product is waterlogged, let it dry naturally. Direct sunlight or heat (like hair dryer) may cause shrinking or cracking its surface.
Do not over-filling. Leather can stretch, unfortunately it hardly recovery to its original forms if being stretched for a longtime.
Use damp cloth regularly. Take the time each week to wipe away dust and spots with a soft cloth or brush.
Do a test first. Before applying polishing oil on your whole wallet, test it first with a small area, wait for 2-3 days to see if the oil alters your wallet’s color or not. And if you are happy with the result, then you can process further.
Go with neutral oil colors. In case of applying polishing oil, you should go with neutral or nature colors. It will prevent color changing. Combine with testing method, it will give you a pleasure result.
Don’t do these
- Don’t over-filling.
- Don’t drown them into water to clean
- Don’t machine wash.
- Don’t tumble dry.
- Don’t iron.
- Don’t use hair dryer.
- Don’t dry wet by putting them near a radiator.