Vegetable-tanned leather care instruction
When asked about proper vegetable-tanned leather care, we feel it is important to consider some points and steps. This is the step to understanding how to then provide care and maintenance.
The occasional mark or stain is inevitable. Finally, make sure you're keeping your leather items in a safe space.
- Choose a cool, dry location without direct sunlight or humidity.
- If you have a dirty veg tanned leather item use a dry, soft-bristled brush to remove loose debris from the surface of the leather.
- Use a lightly dampened rag with distilled bottled water or select a good leather cleaner to clean and remove surface dirt. Complete wipe down moving quickly and evenly. Allow the item to dry naturally for 20 minutes.
Remember, always test a small, hidden area or section and proceed slowly.
PREVENTATIVE CARE: • Avoid moisture and humidity, especially in your first few months of ownership. Vegetable-tanned leather is prone to water retention at the beginning, which can cause swelling and damage. Let it age and gain some natural oil buildup before exposing it to water. Getting caught in the rain occasionally won't harm your leather bag, but regular encounters shouldn't happen. • Keep your leather goods away from heat. Excessive amounts can dry out the leather. A bit of sunlight is okay and may actually give your leather a nicer color, but items that blast heat like blow dryers and radiators should be avoided.