You are investing in a garment that you will want to wear year after year and therefore you will need to take good care of it.
We have therefore written some guidelines to help your leather garment look beautiful season after season;
- Because unprotected leather is susceptible to spotting from water and other liquids, a newly purchased leather item should be treated immediately to prevent permanent stains. The use of too much oil and wax, however, can clog pores, causing leather to lose its ability to allow air in and moisture out.
- Always hang leather coats on wide padded hangers to keep their shape.
- Do not store leather goods in plastic bags or other nonporous covers. If clothing must be stored in a garment bag, keep it open for ventilation.
- Allow wet or damp leather to air-dry naturally away from any source of heat.
- In a dry environment, regularly condition the leather in order to prevent it from drying out and cracking.
- Do not use waxes, or silicone formulas or other leather preparations that impair the ability of the leather to “breathe”.
- Never use caustic household chemicals to clean leather. Also, avoid leather preparations that contain alcohol.
- Avoid turpentine and mineral spirits as they can pull colour.
- Caution. Use of mink oil or other animal fats will darken leather.