Leather Care

Leather – A Natural Product
Anyone opting for natural leather is opting for an extraordinary product of nature. This is something we sense from that typical leather feel and the look that only genuine natural leather can give. Each skin and each hide is unique. Because of the very character of leather, scratches, scars and insect stings should not be considered flaws but as the expression of a product which is entirely natural. The same applies to colour and structural fluctuation from one skin to the next of from one hide to the next. This means that a garment made from leather left in its natural state can never be totally indetical in terms of its colour or structure. Customers who feel this to be unacceptable can be pointed towards leather types which have been treated to give their surfaces a uniform all-over covering of colour. Below we have provided some tips and instructions on the best way to look after leather articles, both in-store and in general use:
Care Instructions

Most smooth leather types and also lambskin suedes tend to lose the typical leather appearance described above if dry cleaned. For this reason, with many types of leather wewould advise avoiding any kind of dry cleaning. Most leather types can naturally be safely cleaned by a good specialist leather dry cleaner, although it is not reasonable to expect the appearance to remain precisely identical to the original,in our experience, leather qualities which have been foil-coated or embossed may not be dry cleaned under any circumtances. This procedure will frequently result in destroying the foil, or weakening the embossed effect. We also know from experience that, in the case of goatskin suede qualities, a marked colour change frequently results. For these reasons, we use almost exclusively washable goatskin suede.

Smooth Leather
Most types of smooth leather can be treated with a good leather care lotion.However, this does not apply to ironed leather, as here the lotion can bring about matt areas on the surface. Always test the leather lotion beforehand on a concealed area (e.g. seam test). A general rule of thumb: Excessive leather care should be avoided. A light patina does not detract from the value of leather.

Almost all leathers can and should be impregnated before being worn for the first time, in order to provide improved protection against dirt and moisture. Please always pay attentin to the special labol, and only use good leather impregnation sprays and pay attention to the instructions for use when impregnating. We recommend preferably impregnating twice lightly and leaving the leather to dry in- between. The distance of the spray can to the garment should be at least 20 cm.


Please only iron leather inside out at the wool setting and using an ironing cloth (e.g. lining material). Professionals may also iron the right way out using a large piece of lining material as an intermediate ply. (A smooth kitchen tea towel can possibly also be used.). Note: Do not allow the iron to make contact with the leather.

Never store leather clothes in plastic bags.Use textile bags only for storage.


Instructions for Suede and Lambskin

Buffing dust
In the case of goatskin suede and lambskin slight residues of buffing dust are always to be found initially in the leather or the wool. Users should be aware of this and ideally wear tone-in-tone clothing initally.

Goatskin Suede
Our goatskin suede is usually washable. Please, pay attention to the care label. The washing instructions are provided on the special label. Minor soiling can be brushed out using a soft brush paying attention to the information provided under “Buffing dust” above.

Fur Suede
Please, note the information provided under “Buffing dust”. Brush out minor soiling using a soft brush.

Wearing Instructions

Leather which is left in its natural state and which has not been drum impregnated must be protected against moisture.

With certain colours, water droplet stains can form which change the colour. With other colours, water droplets can result ın matt areas in the leather which can only be removed with great difficulty or not at all. Customers wishing to be able to wear their garments also when walking in the rain should be pointed towards garments made of drum impregnated leather. Drum- impregnated leather has a somewhat more “spongy” feel than natural leather.Leather which has been allowed to get wet should be dried on shaped hangers with moderate exposure to heat.

Perfume must never be sprayed on to natural leather, as otherwise stains can form. Neither should perfume be applied to the neck or insides of wrists immediately before dressing in leather garments, as the alchol contained in the perfume can draw the dye out of the leather.

In – Store Care

Hangers and leather patches
Garments made of leather should always be hung on the specially provided hangers in order to avoid so-called “hanger horns”.When hanging skirts and trousers, always use leather patches to prevent an impression being left on the leather by grip-type hangers. If leather patches are not used ıt can happen that migration from the the plastic of the hanger takes place on to the leather.Leaving unsightly colour stains. Leather patches should always be the same colour as the leather you are hanging as otherwise colour migration can occur.

Migration of Leather colours
Light and dark coloured leather must never be hang next to each other. As colour migration can occur, i.e. colour passes from one to the other.

Sunlight and UV radiation
Leather in its natural state should never be hang in direct sunlight when airing. It should also not be exposed to strong light radiation, for example in shop Windows. For certain colours, such as light blue, pink light gren, certain shades of red and certain carnel and send colours which are particularly sensetive our bags always carry the relevent instructions.