Top-quality natural leather products require special care to preserve its longevity.
We strongly recommend treating this product delicately by following some simple tips.
- Clean genuine leather with a horsehair shoe brush or a soft, dry cloth. Be as gentle as you can and clean in repeated circular motions.
- Avoid getting your product wet. In the event that it does, soak up the excess moisture with an absorbent cloth and let it air dry. Do not use any high-heat measures, such as blowing it with a hairdryer, which can damage the material.
- Ensure your hands are clean when handling your product, as genuine leather has a tendency to absorb grease and oil.
- Wrap exposed hardware, such as buckles and zippers, with a piece of tissue paper to keep it from causing imprints or scratches on your leather product.
- When not in use, place your leather products separately in a storage box or dust bag. Store in a cool, dark place away from sunlight, moisture and humidity.
NOTE: Dark coloured clothes could leave stains on light leather with prolonged contact.
FULL GRAIN LEATHER
Full Grain Leather is the highest quality grade of leather. It comes from the top layer of the hide and includes all of the natural grain. It is more expensive and more difficult for them to work with.
The natural surface of full grain leather is unique - it tells a story and reveals natural imperfections, marks, and even light brands. Full grain leather is extremely strong and durable, as the natural grain contains the strongest fibers in the hide. While strong and durable, full grain leather remains extremely breathable, resulting in less moisture from prolonged contact.
As the leather ages, rather than wearing out, it burnishes and beautifies, developing a much sought-after patina and unique character that cannot be easily duplicated. Truly, the more you use it, the better it looks and feels.
As a passionate creator of luxury leather handbags, I guarantee you will love the look, feel and scented aroma of your new accessory. We have chosen this leather type for our SINGAPORE Collection.
TOP GRAIN LEATHER
Top Grain Leather is the second highest grade of leather and has the outermost layer of the hide removed. This difference makes the leather thinner and more workable.
The natural grain from the top surface of top grain leather is sanded away, which removes imperfections and blemishes. After sanding away the natural grain, top grain leather is imprinted with an imitation grain to give it a more uniform look. If uniform is what you’re looking for, then you’re in luck with top grain leather.
The Top Grain Leather has a finish coat applied that provides protection against stains that would otherwise sink right into full grain leather. However, the refinishing process of it greatly reduces the leather’s breathability, and also prevents the leather from developing a natural patina over time.
The way Suede is processed makes visible the inner fibers and retains a characteristic smoothness. It's one of the oldest types of leathers used by mankind. It's name is related to “Sweden” and is from French origin.
Suede Leather has both a luxurious feel and decorative appearance. The suede “side” of the leather looks like densely-packed short hairs. When the suede is properly brushed, it has a consistent colour and grain. If it’s ruffled, it may sometimes appear less dense as well as darker.
Suede can also be dyed. While its natural colour is the “tanned” colour of most leathers, you can often see quality suede in a broad array of hues.
When I work with this material I always feel some pure, rebel but naïve sixties vibes. Suede requires a special care using only a soft brush to remove stains or dirt.
We love patent leather (also known as “charol”) for limited editions. Flexible, smooth and with a very special gloss-finished on the surface. The Patent Leather is a MUST for special occasions and for that chic touch.
A damp cloth is sufficient to clean patent leather. In particular, light lacquer leather appears to have a sensitivity to absorb dyes. Please, never store patent leather in dark bags, never put in plastic bags or in contact with other leather bags. Transferred dyes penetrate the high-gloss surface and cannot be cleaned.
Nappa or Napa Leather was conceived in 1875 by Emanuel Manasse while he worked for the Sawyer Tanning Company in Napa, California. This leather is typically dyed and is made from kid, calf, lamb or other skin by a distinctive tanning process based on water-soluble colorants. It combines the softness of a glove and the durability of your favorite Carla Busso Handbag.