Care of all our handbags should be split between the suede and the leather where necessary. For those that are completely leather, please disregard the suede care.
If the bag is intended to be used reguarly, please be aware that some of the finer fibres may transfer where the handbag swings and rubs. Please brush reguarly, and use a proofer to kep the fibres and colours locked in.
Generally, Suede should be sprayed at least once a month, or more regularly depending on how often the bag is used. The suede can be treated with either:
Both products will provide different levels of protection, but will help protect the suede from dirt and water.
To treat and protect leather we recommend applying The Neutral Leather Cream on a regular basis, dependent on wear and use. Leather is a natural product, and therefore needs to retain a degree of moisture content in order to remain soft and supple. We recommend keeping the leather soft and supple by regular treatment with a leather moisturiser – such as our Neutral Leather Cream. If the leather becomes subject to large amounts of mud or water, clean off the dirt with clean water, and leave to dry naturally then re-apply The Neutral Leather Cream.
The Suede and Nubuck Protector
The Suede and Nubuck Protector will give an all round treatment. The Protector should be sprayed from a minimum of a foot away, lightly covering the areas required and leave to prove over the course of 3-4 hours before use. This should be repeated once a month, or more regularly with day to day use. Please spray the Proofer in a well ventilated area!
Liquiproof Premium Protector
The Liquiproof Premium Protector provides further water repellence to the suede, which will help encourage water to bead off when subjected to splashes, spills or rain.
Spray the Protector onto the product, working section by section (left side, right side, top) and rub into the suede with a soft brush before it dries to ensure an even coating(think of polishing a car!)
The Liquiproof will take about an hour to set, and may initially leave brush marks in the suede from where the fibres have been brushed whilst wet. If this is the case, brush the suede down again with a soft suede brush, following the direction of the fibres.
If the suede does become wet or dirty, use a damp cloth with clean water to lightly wipe away any marks, leave the product to dry naturally (away from artificial heat sources) then brush the product down with a soft brush. For heavier amounts of dirt or mud, this may require prolonged brushing to remove all the dust particles.
Suede is a natural material, but is treated differently from Leather. Many basic marks can be treated by leaving the dirt/ mud/ water to dry naturally, and then brushing with the direction of the fibres using a soft suede brush.
For further marks or for general cleaning, the Liquiproof Eco-Cleaner found in the Liquiproof Footwear Complete Care Travel Kit will remove the most common day-to-day marks or accumulated dirt.
Use the cleaner like a soap heavily diluted in warm water. Work it lightly into the suede with a soft brush, wiping away excess and residue with a damp cloth. Leave to dry naturally, then brush and reapply either the Suede and Nubuck Protector or Liquiproof Premium Protector. Don’t be tempted to use too much cleaner or oversaturate the product, as this can cause the dye to fade!
Rain & Water
Rain and sources of water may leave an imprint on the suede, but this can be removed by allowing the product to dry naturally, and brushing away the marks with a soft brush.
Finally its best to store the bag in it's dust bag where possible to avoid colour degredation in direct sunlight.
Here's Pheebs to show you how: