Vegetable Tanned Leather Care Guide

Bags are getting worn off and dirty over time. This is a part of the aging. If you treat it right over the period, your leather bag will become more beautiful over the years. To help you with that, we wrote down the most important steps of leather care. 

Our vegetable tanned leather is prepared with a special oil before delivering, so that it will stay nice over time. However, vegetable tanned leather tends to change its color slightly over time.With the right treatment, it will age with grace.

Vegetable tanned leather care guide

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The first few weeks

Because it is a vegetable tanned leather, especially in the beginning of this bags lifetime it is reacting with water by shrinking and stiffening. The first few months, the oil will react with the leather and the fiber will be soften up while the leather gains its natural resistance to water.

 General care guide

Cleaning: On average levels of dirt, it is enough to only brush it, use luke warm water and dish soap. Really dirty bags need a treatment with special custom cleaning products developed specifically for vegetable tanned leather.

Drying: After cleaning your leather bag with water, it must be left to dry completely before further treatment within a frim temperature not higher than 40°C. Remember, vegetable tanned leather is extremly sensitive to heat.

Finishing: Now that the bag is clean, use the leather balm and apply it with the cloth. Due to the use of balm or oil, the color and structure could change. So be careful and try to apply it on a small spot before you cover the whole bag with it.

Refreshing: As soon as your bags absorbs small portions of water, it is time for a prober cleaning. To keep your vegetable tanned leather bag fresh, you should apply a special leather care product (usually available in a well sorted store). Apply it with a cloth by gently move it in a circular motion. Apply it. This way you are less likely to clog the leather.

Storing: Keep your leather bag out of direct sunlight and away from heat, like radiators. Also, look for a dry space to keep it stored. When wet, let it dry naturally.

With a frequent and proper care, your leather bag will provide you with lots of joy over the years.

Vegetable Tanned Leather Care Guide - ann kurz
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