The Art of Cleaning and Conditioning Your Bag

A high quality leather bag is a must have accessory for every tech guru. The top-notch leather we use for our bags requires professional care and cleaning. As with all natural materials, leather does best with proper care and attention, but taking care of leather can be difficult if you don't know what you're doing. We're often asked how to clean our bags without damaging it, so here are a few tips.

Identify which kind of finish your leather is. This will determine the appropriate care and cleaning process. As a rule of thumb, smooth leather will be aniline or possibly  nappa. Scuffed, buffed, or suede will require a dedicated Suede cleaner.

Next to protection, regular maintenance and cleaning is highly recommended. Your leather bag will benefit from the use of leather cleaner. This product is a mild cleaner which will not tarnish the original look, composition, or finish of the leather, but we do recommend testing on a small inconspicuous area of the bag first. To clean the bag, use a small sponge and follow the process by reapplying the protection cream and repeat this process roughly every 2-3 months in order to keep it in the best possible condition.

The key to removing ink is to treat them almost instantly.  Use of Ink Away, which is sold in small lipstick size tubes, will help to remove the ink from the leather before it dries.  If the stains have been set for some time, they are likely to be difficult to remove.  In this case, we suggest seeking a professional leather cleaner in your area.