Caring for your Carnival Bag
Colour; Although the leather is upcycled from factory wasted leather it is still leather that has not had any use so the dye is still fresh. To avoid any dye rubbing off avoid rubbing the bag against light coloured clothes for the first few uses.
Avoid storing your bag in direct sunlight for a prolonged period as this can fade the colours.
Waterproof; The leather is naturally waterproof and any polish or waterproofing product you attempt to put on it will affect the colour of the bag. Because of this we recommend avoiding putting any product on these bags. Any greasy product will leave a nasty dark stain on the bag that is impossible to remove.
Smell; These bags are made from treated leather, which means that they don't smell.
Dirt; Most dirt can be rubbed lightly off with a damp cloth and then a dry towel. Excess rubbing of the leather will damage it (remember it is a skin just like yours! and will rub the colour off too.
Caring for your Forest Bag
Colour; The leather of your bag will naturally get darker and more supple over time as it absorbs the oils from your skin. Ageing it perfectly. However if you would like to make it darker instantly you can brush it lightly with vegetable oil (not olive though) on a cloth all over, avoiding the hardware until it is your preferred colour.
Avoid storing your bag in direct sunlight for a prolonged period as this will dye the leather a reddish colour.
Waterproof; The leather is naturally waterproof and any water marks go away as it dries, however if you would like to waterproof it we suggest using a natural boot and shoe polish in a clear colour. (Please note that the colour may change due to it soaking in the oils from the polish)
Smell; Although our bags rarely smell as they are tanned naturally in sunlight rather than with nasty chemicals or urine it can still sometimes be too much for some people. The easiest way to get rid of any lingering leather smell is through constant use and exposure to the air. If you would rather do something before using it you can wrap the bag up in newspapers and leave overnight. Never try to cover up the smell with perfume or product as this will only make the odor linger longer.
Dirt; Most dirt can be rubbed lightly off with a damp cloth and then a dry towel. Excess rubbing of the leather may damage it (remember it is a skin just like yours!)