One of the most important thing we want You to remember about the leather is that it’s an organic and natural material
Vegetable-tanned leather refers to the tannage – production process/method of turning the cowhide into leather. It’s called “vegetable” because of the natural tannins used in the tanning process such as tree bark. Vegetable tanning or veg tan as it’s sometimes called, is one of the oldest methods of tanning known to man. It has literally been around for centuries. However, less than 10% of the world’s leather is tanned this way because it is more expensive to make it. Vegetable tanned leather also tends to age better and develops a rich fascination over time. It is important to mention that animals are not bred on purpose of a leather export – they are grown to produce meat and the leather we use is only secondary material that would be wasted otherwise.
We source only certified and the highest quality, sustainably sourced and ethically raised bovine leather. As it is natural product it is, it can become desiccated and dull. That is why care of your leather bag is crucial if you want to enjoy it for as long as possible.
Store the bag in a dustbag and do not forget to fill it with stuffing (old newspapers or other paper leftovers) to keep its shape.
HOW TO CLEAN & PROTECT
To remove dirt, build-up by wiping down with a soft applicator, and then begin the conditioning process. For the applicator, we recommend a cotton cloth.
The leather can dry out over the time. So, to moisturize the leather is very important. To prevent dryness and wrinkling, take a bit of conditioner on a soft applicator and rub gently all over.
One of our favorite leather conditioner is PALC, which You can buy at our shop HERE. That’s it. The natural properties in this balm will simulate and supplement the natural oils of leather and will help to keep your bag in the best shape.
If the leather gets wet, let the water spills dry naturally. High-heat devices like using a hairdryer will only cause the leather to crinkle and dry out.