Leather is a natural product known for its beauty and durability. When leather is properly cared for, it can last a lifetime. All our leather bags are intended to age with wear and will soften with use. The following are some of our leather care tips to make sure you receive the best life out of our products:
- Do not use plastic bags or other nonporous covers to store your leather bags, as they encourage the growth of mildew and bacteria that can damage the leather. Leather needs to breathe, therefore always cover your leather with breathable cloth like cotton sheets when storing. Or as a better alternative, store your leather bags in the original dust bags provided to you by BagsnPacks.
- Keep your leather bags in a cool, dry, well ventilated environment away from excessive humidity in order to prevent your bags from drying out or cracking.
- Stuff empty handbags with tissues or similar objects to retain their shape.
- To prevent your non-metallic leather bags from drying out or cracking, moisturise the leather suface with leather conditioning cream once in a while, say approximately three or four times a year (do not moisturise metallic leather bags). Leather conditioning cream can be purchased from your local shoe repairer. You should read the instructions specified on the package of each leather conditioning cream carefully before applying directly onto your leather bags, as the instructions of each brand may vary slightly.
- We also suggest that you test any protection or cleaning products on a hidden area of the leather first.
- Never use products that are not designed to care for leather products, such as waxes, silicone formulas, household chemicals, preparations containing alcohol, turpentine, mineral spirits or animal fats. These products may and will alter the longevity and condition of your leather bags.
- If your leather bags get wet, press firmly with absorbent paper on the surface (do not rub) and then let them air-dry naturally in the shade. When the surface is completely dry, rub the affected area with a clean or dry cloth and try to restore its shine. Never use direct heat (such as air dryers) to dry your leather bags.
- If the leather surface comes into contact with oil or grease, wipe excess oil or grease off the surface with absorbent paper and then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in time. Do not apply water and try to wash away the oil or grease.
- Avoid getting metal hardware wet. If you wish to clean the hardware with metal cleaning products, ensure the leather surface is completely covered with a protective layer of material to safe guard it from any stain mark that may occur during the cleaning process.
- Handle leather bags with care, even though they are designed to be tough and durable.
Note: If the above recommendations do not work for your, or if you are uncertain about which products to clean your leather bags with, seek professional advice from a leather care expert. BagsnPacks will not assume any responsibity damage incurred by owners based on information provided here.