Leather / Care
Our bags may look delicate, but they don't need a complicated care routine. To get the most out of your goods, we recommend wiping occasionally with a slightly damp cotton cloth to remove any dirt. Aside from that, just get out there and enjoy life with your bag!
We use Horween vegetable-tanned leather which is unfussy and easy to care for. Leather is a natural product, so your goods may darken and patina over time – this to be expected and celebrated! Scratches and marks are stories of the places you've been and the things you've done.
If you feel compelled to treat your bag, we recommend a product made only with natural waxes and oils like Renapur Leather Balsam, but please know that we don't think it's necessary. Always spot test on a hidden part of the bag, as most treatments will darken lighter colored leathers.
The hardware on your bag is solid brass that has been hand rubbed with museum-grade wax to retain its color and shine, but as with any natural material, this wax may wear off over time, and the brass may tarnish. While we embrace the imperfect, we also understand that you might prefer the shiny brass look. To restore the brass, we recommend wiping the brass with a cloth dampened with white vinegar (or even ketchup, in a pinch), taking care not to get any on the leather (though if you do get a touch of ketchup on your bag – during polishing or lunch – we're confident it will wipe off and no one will be the wiser.)
Actual brass polish works too, but we prefer to stay away from toxic chemicals. To keep the shine longer after polishing, you can then reapply the wax of your choice. We recommend Renaissance Wax.