Got a new leather wallet or a bag? Well, we know you must have invested time, money and several discussions in your mind before finally buying that one. That's why our care for you and your product doesn't end at purchasing, we want you to be fully aware of the different facets that can help you keep your product going well for a longer period of time. So this time we bring you 6 insights for your leather maintenance. Read them now and thank us later!
1. Do not sit on your wallet
It's time we give up the habit of keeping our wallet in the back pant pockets. Apart from the obvious health hazard, it will cause your wallet to lose its shape and damage the leather and the brand logo. We recommend that you carry the wallet either in your front pocket, in your hand, on in the inner pocket of your blazer/coat. Damage due to this is not covered under warranty. So yes, shift your wallet to your front pocket. Come on, do it now itself.
2. Avoid overstuffing
Be it your leather wallet or your briefcase, overstuffing can cause irreparable damage by stretching out the leather grain and cause the pasting to open. And FYI, this damage is not covered under warranty.
3. Say no to plastic
Yes, not just for you, plastic isn't good for your leather products too. Leather needs to breathe. It needs some ventilation to prevent mildew and rot. Therefore, do not store it in a plastic bag. Use the dust bag/storage bag that comes with it. So take out your leather bags and jackets from those plastic covers and instead, cover them with the storage bags that they come in.
4. Keep them away from the sun
Another tip for taking care of your leather is to not expose it to too much sunlight. Just like our skin, it can shrink/wrinkle. If the leather gets soaked, let it dry naturally even if it takes longer. You can use a dry cloth to rub it down gently. Do not use a hairdryer or keep it exposed to a heated surface as this can damage the leather.
Don’t forget to pamper your leather!
5. Have a regular clean check
Did you know that when dirt or dust is absorbed by the leather, it leads to faster wear and tear? Yes, you can prevent this by regularly cleaning the leather with a damp cloth (not soaking wet) and let it dry naturally. If the dirt has already set in, use a good quality leather conditioner to ease it out. Do not use soaps/handwashes or detergents on your leather as it will affect its composition. Use products specifically made to be used on leather.
6. Moisturize the leather
Not just your skin, your leather needs moisturizing too! Yes, you read it right, leather needs regular moisturizing, otherwise, it develops cracks. To prevent this, you can always apply a leather conditioner. We recommend that you go with an all-natural product that won’t mess up the vegetable dye. Apply a small amount with a lint-free cloth. Voila!! Now you know what to do and what not to with your leather. So go ahead and flaunt your leather love in the smartest way.