caring for your bag

leather care

We promise to use high quality kangaroo leather, but like our own skin, leather needs to be treated with care.

Like your daily skin-care routine, or applying sunscreen when in the sun, our leather bags need special care and a protective coating with good quality leather wax, balm or oil. It’s important to always test leather care products in a concealed location first.

We do not recommend using a leather protector spray, as these products work best on chromium based leathers only and our leather goods are vegetable tanned. Vegetable tanned means the kangaroo hide was processed with plant based ingredients instead of dangerous chemicals, resulting in a more eco-friendly product.

We’ve already applied a water based varnish on the surface of our leather to help with mild protection against colour change from the sun, natural oils from human skin, and general staining. This is a fine coating that varies between batches, & does not make the leather impenetrable. Any inks, heavy oils (or unfortunate spill at the dinner table) will stain. On natural coloured leather, rain can leave water stains too.

To prevent from such staining, we recommend you protect the leather surface in advance by obtaining & applying a quality leather care product before taking your goods out & about.

The kangaroo leather we use is all-natural and harvested from necessary wildlife management – as opposed to farm-bred animals – so you might notice some slight blemishes. The vegetable dye used may also darken over time. Both of these characteristics are 100% normal and part of the handmade good’s beautiful and natural aesthetic. 

Please remember to store your leather good in the dust bag included when not in use to limit any unnecessary exposure to the sun.

 

hemp canvas care

We use a heavy hemp canvas in our collections, as it is another superior natural fibre. Hemp is grown organically [no need for pesticides], it is strong, UV resistant & responds well to every day use.

If you happen to get a spill on your hemp bag, you should try to spot clean first, and then try hand washing in cold/ or hot water if further washing is required. The hemp tote bag is machine washable on a gentle cycle [turn the bag inside out first to protect the hardware] but expect slight shrinkage when you do this. The less you machine wash your hemp products, the longer the life span, so keep this in mind. You can iron the bag on a high heat once it's dry to smooth out any unwanted creases.