How To Sustain Your Leather Jacket
Leather ages like wine, the more years go by the better it is, but this is only the case when we give it the care it needs. Leather is an animal skin treated by tanning, a chemical process through which hair, fat and everything that can decompose it is removed, while it is dyed and treated depending on the use that is going to be given to it. The result is skin that retains collagen and flexibility.
If you are going to carry out a moisturizing or cleaning task on a leather garment, it is better to TRY IT First in A POORLY PERCEPTABLE PLACE SO AS NOT TO DAMAGE IT.
This is what you should do:
Moisturize It (Napada Skin)
Our recommendation is that whenever you buy a leather garment you invest in care products. In any case, a good tip from grandmothers is to spread a little bodymilk or neutral hand cream evenly on your leather garments and shoes. smooth to keep them moisturized.
Clean It (Nappa Leather)
Leather and water are not very compatible. If you are going to clean your leather jackets, bags or shoes, you should use a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt and then apply a special cleaning cream. Don't wait until they get too dirty to clean them, as excess dirt can cause them to fade or dry out.
A recommended product for this process is the spray that is used to clean furniture because it is made with natural waxes and, therefore, cleans and nourishes the leather.
Let It Dry Naturally.
If your shoes or jacket get wet, do not put them in the sun. Let them dry in a place at room temperature, away from sources of direct heat. Avoid the urge to use your blow dryer to try and remove the moisture. The change of temperatures modifies its chemical structure and can change its form.
Keep It Away From Plastic
One thing that is often done wrong is to use plastic bags to keep our most valuable clothes in the closet. In the case of the skin is a bad idea. Plastic does not allow the skin to breathe and can cause mold. If you intend to keep it, put it in a special and ventilated place in the closet, preferably dark and dry, because sunlight and humidity can damage it.
And it doesn't hurt to cover it with an old cotton sheet to keep it intact for longer.
After Safe It From Plastic, You Should Brush It
Click here for specific care if you have suede or nubuck leather , i.e. suede surfaces that are also more sensitive to sunlight, stains and fading. This type of leather must be cared for with a special brush using circular movements and a different cleaning product than the one used for smooth leather. It is best to protect it from dirt rather than remove it.
The Do's And Don'ts Of Leather Care
- Clean the clothes and accessories that you usually wear together at the same time, because the cleaning products can change the intensity of their color.
- Alternate the use of your leather shoes and accessories to prolong their useful life. Using them every day speeds up the deterioration process.
- Take into account the care instructions that come on the label of these products.
- Use a padded hanger/hook as the leather takes on the way you put it on.
- Stuff your paper shoes when you have them stored so they don't lose their shape and don't put anything on top of them.
- Do not use soap or common cleaning products to maintain your leather garments, only a damp cloth.
- Do not put any type of adhesive label on your leather jacket, that is, anything that contains glue, as you will run the risk of altering the color or damaging its surface.
- Do not let the perfumes and creams you use every day have direct contact with your leather garments.