Leatherwork: Care & Warranty

Leather goods made by us are warranted for life against defects in materials and workmanship. If there is any problem, please contact us, or return it to the point of purchase for immediate service.

With the proper care, good leather can last for decades. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of fine leather goods.

ultraviolet (uv) light will darken leather over time. that’s just fine.
SunshineBecause we use unstained vegetable-tanned leather, you will notice colour variations. When UV light soaks into this leather over time, it will darken considerably. This is not damaging, and only adds to its character & beauty.
if it gets wet, let it dry without using it.
Vegetable-tanned leather is tough and rugged; a good leather treatment (see below) will make it water-resistant. But when it is saturated with water, it can become soft & malleable. And stretching, shaping, or marks made when leather is wet will be permanent.
If your leather ever gets wet to the point of saturation, stop using it immediately. Put it in a dry place and let it dry out naturally. Never use heat to speed up the drying process, as it can damage the leather fibres. Even if it is a bit stiff after drying it will be fine; the fibres will loosen up quite quickly with normal use.
regularly use a good-quality leather treatment.
Just like your hands need moisturizer, good leather needs to have its natural balance of oils and waxes replenished. We have done this as a final step in crafting all of our goods. However, once or twice per year, this still will need your attention; a few minutes of effort will add years of life—and miles of style—to leather goods.
You can follow these simple steps:
  1. Mist your leather with plain water, then wait five minutes or so for the moisture to even out.
  2. Rub a good-quality leather conditioner (such as Clapham’s Leather Dressing) into it. Wait another five or ten minutes.
  3. Buff it with a clean cloth.