Leather is a precious material. For it to age beautifully, it should be taken care of with proper leather care products. If cared for properly, BRENDEL London goods will last and stay in good shape for a lifetime.
HOW TO CARE
Our leather is vegetable-tanned which means that no harmful chemicals were used during the tanning process. Leather ages naturally over time, this is its natural patina, ingrained with all your memories and travels together.
Try to avoid getting your leather wet, if it does, wipe clean with a cloth and allow to dry out naturally. Do not attempt to dry with a direct heat source e.g. hair dryer, radiator or fire.
Keep away from:
- makeup, food, or any other oil based product which can leave stains.
- direct heat of radiators as this will dry out your leather.
If your leather begins to crack techniques such as using leather moisturisers or oils can help soften it. Be sure to test any product on a small area not easily visible as some may cause slight discolouring of your leather.
Your leather may begin to darken over time if kept in direct sunlight, adding more character to it.
Do not wash your bag in the washing machine or tumble dryer.
If you need to clean your vegetable-tanned leather product, use lukewarm water. Natural waxes are often the best way to condition the leather i.e. bees wax. In fact, any harsh chemicals can damage the leather, so never use products containing alcohol or household cleaners.