WHAT DO I DO IF MY PRODUCT GETS WET?
Gently wipe of the water as soon as you can without excessively rubbing the leather. Shade drying is the best, do not heat dry the leather as it may dry the oils out of the leather. The wet area may get some spotting which will go away once it is completely dry.
HOW DO I CLEAN AND POLISH MY PRODUCTS?
Most of our products don’t need to be polished often however occasional cleaning with a neutral leather cleaner and a light polish will make sure your product looks like new. Always test your cleaner and polish in an inconspicuous area and ensure your leather does not crack or discolor.
HOW DO I CLEAN LEATHER THAT HAS BECOME DIRTY AND OILY?
Wipe it with a clean, slightly damp cloth. Shade dry and then use neutral leather polish to ensure leather does not dry up.
WHY DOES THE HARDWARE ON MY BAG SHOW SIGNS OF AGEING?
This is an intentional to make sure that the hardware wears, develops a rough patina and looks one with the vintage look of our bags. This does not affect the strength of the hardware, it is a just the coating that rubs off giving you the worn in look that only comes with many years of use.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I CARRY IN MY LEATHER BAGS?
The bags are very strong and can withstand normal use however it is not advisable to over fill your bag or pull or tug on the handles or straps. These bags are handmade and handling it with care will ensure you use the bag for many years to come.
MY BUTTERFLY CHAIR COVER SEEMS TO BE TOO TIGHT AND IT IS HARD TO SLIDE IT ON THE FRAME.
The leather covers are made tight as all leather will stretch a little with use. The cross stitching is very strong and will withstand the initial stretch to slide it on the frame. For ease, always slide the two back pockets first, followed by one pocket for the base and then the last one. Do not slide the first base pocket all the way, that will give you some flexibility to stretch and pull the last pocket on the frame. Once all the pockets are on the frame slowly slide the cover completely on the frame, test it by placing pressure on each side to ensure it is fixed on the frame.
WILL MY LEATHER PRODUCTS SMELL?
All our vintage chairs are made from leather that has been vegetable tanned; a real sign of authenticity is a typical smell that is evident when you first start using it. Rest assured this will eventually dissipate over the next few weeks and months while the leather matures, oxidizes and breathes. We also manufacture bags from vegetable tanned leather however the processing is a little different due to the type of end product manufactured and the smell will be mild.