caring for your bag
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.
Read up more on the leather care products we recommend and how to use them here.
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 leather colour 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.
Natural leather in particular will darken over time, this is natural and considered a beautiful characteristic of this natural product. Below is an image of two natural kangaroo crescent moon bags. The bag on the left is newly crafted, and the bag on the right is after one year of many outings, love & stories to tell.
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 the area in cold water if further washing is required. Do not machine wash & limit the amount of rubbing on the print when wet. The less you wash your hemp products, the longer the life span of the print & the material, so keep this in mind. You can iron the bag on a high heat once dry to smooth out any unwanted creases.
linen canvas care
Linen is another eco-fibre we love as it wears in really beautifully. The fabric on will soften more & more as you use it & gain that beautiful wrinkled linen look we all know & love.
Spot clean first, otherwise a gentle machine wash with cold water & a mild detergent to remove any marks or stains. Do not rub the print to keep it looking good for as long as possible too. An iron on high heat will remove the wrinkles if that's what you prefer.