At Hideseekers’ we love and care about our leather and suede. We use Lamb, Deerskin and Cow Nappa which is Chrome Tanned making it soft, supple and pliable. To ensure the longevity of your recent purchase, we recommend you follow these simple guidelines to treat your leather with love.
Leather and suede garments should only ever be cleaned by a professional leather specialist. We recommend Regal Drycleaners Specialty Leather Service.
Avoid over cleaning. Regular airing outside, away from the direct sunshine, will generally refresh your garment and eliminate any odour. Most surface dirt on leather will simply wipe off with a clean damp cloth or babywipe. Be gentle. Do not attempt to spot clean with household cleaners, creams or soaps. These will strip away the Leathers natural lubricating oils, and leave it vulnerable to bacteria, tarnishing and cracking, as well as possibly breaking down the stitching. Remember you can simply spot clean the lining of your garment also, and avoid the leather entirely.
Try to avoid oils from your body and hair, perfumes and hairspray, coming into contact with your Leather or Suede pieces. Oil stains can sometimes be removed with talcum powder or chalkdust, if applied quickly and directly to the spot and left for 24hrs to absorb. More stubborn stains are best left to the professionals, and beware of inexperienced drycleaners who can cause more harm than good.
For Suede We recommend treating your Hideseekers’ Tote bag regularly with a Showerproofing spray to protect against water damage and other stains. As with any fabric, test a small, unseen patch first. Any dry surface dirt can then be gently filed away with a nail file using delicate strokes, then the nap (the raised fibres typical of suede) restored with a suede brush.