Leather Care

Weather

Much like our skin, lighter shades of leather will darken quickly in bright light, so avoid leaving products out in the sun. As we have avoided heavy artificial coatings our leather is not totally waterproof, but if you are caught in a rain shower and see dark streaks don't worry, simply let the leather dry naturally then polish gently with a dry cloth. Never try to dry your products quickly with artificial heat, as it will cause the leather to dry and become brittle.

Colour Transfer

While we do everything we can to prevent it, there is always a possibility of some colour from our leather transferring to light coloured fabrics. When breaking your products in, we recommend avoiding rubbing against light clothing or furniture. Be especially careful with our natural undyed leather as this is susceptible to staining from other fabrics, particularly denim.

Brass & Copper Fittings

Our rivets are either copper or brass and so much like leather, they will develop a patina with use. We suggest a regular polish with a jewellery cloth to keep the metal glossy, but you may prefer to let it darken. It's all part of making the product your own.

Agein

Most of my products are vegetable tanned leather

The thicker strap leather will age beautifully. This will involve softening and creasing in areas that see the most movement and also a slight darkening as the leather absorbs oils from your skin. There may also be some lightening of the dye in heavy-use areas, particularly where bags come into contact with the ground. This ageing is the joy of owning naturally tanned leather and will be totally unique to you. If over time, your Backpack straps need to be tightened, the best way is to punch a couple of new holes for the buckles. This can be easily done with a low-cost tool that can be found online.