A New Purchase?
Have you recently purchased a new leather item? A Leather Suite? A Leather Jacket? A Leather Hand Bag or a car with a Leather Interior? If so, read on.....
...the first thing you need to do is....clean it and protect it. Yes, i know it sounds odd, you would assume it is clean. Well, it is not as clean as you think. The above picture is an example of this. I thought i would show how dirty new goods are. The shoes above are new, see the dirt coming off onto the rag?
Conditions have a bearing on leather - being wrapped up in various packages of plastic/card/paper/tissue can cause sweating, enduring transit conditions of extreme temperature changes can cause spewing - even being handled by many people before it gets to you i.e. the manufacturer, wholesaler, distributer, packing etc has a debilitating effect.
Your leather doesnt have to wear out prematurely and with the right care, it won't. There are examples of leather around today that have been preserved for thousands of years.
The key is to clean and protect from day 1. Manufacturers finish leather, they very rarely protect this finish against future use. Protecting several times a year and cleaning followed by protection application twice a year will help guard against premature ageing and wear. Leather will age prematurely if it is not cared for - even if it is kept stored in the most perfect conditions and not used it will still dry out, and basically, rot.
Just handling your leather has an adverse effect, body oils rot leather so it is no wonder car interiors wear out so quickly without the correct attention.
To protect your purchase against the use ahead -
New Leather Hand Bags From £10
New Leather Jackets From £15
New Leather Car Interiors from £30
New Leather Suites From £30
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