By purchasing quality products, you are helping protect the planet by using and reusing your goods for years to come! To keep your favorites looking better than the day you bought them, see our tips and tricks for preserving and enhancing your leather.
Protect + Moisturize
The first step in taking care of your leather is waterproofing. Every 6-8 weeks your bag should be waterproofed to prevent water stains. Since leather is permeable, it can never be entirely waterproof, but a good formula will be your bags best defense! We recommend Collonil Carbon Pro.
The next (and very important step) is conditioning your bag! Full-grain leather should be moisturized every 8-12 weeks using a high-quality leather conditioner. You'll start to notice when you should condition your bag based on your leather appearing dry. Once this happens, you'll want to choose a quality moisturizer - we prefer Chamberlain's Leather Milk because their hydrating formula is free from harsh chemicals! This can also be applied to help buff out light scratches and unique markings.
Never apply direct heat to your Elevate Leather. Always allow it to dry out naturally to avoid brittle leather.
Store your goods in a dust bag away from moisture and variations of heat or cold when it's not in use.
Test leather care treatments in an inconspicuous area of your bag before applying to your entire purchase.
Do not leave your bag in direct sunlight, which may change the color of your Elevate leather product.
Leather Care Liniment No. 1 is a natural, water-based concoction of vital oils, nutrients, and a few mystical properties. This environmentally friendly recipe absorbs gently, replenishing natural oils and bringing your quality leather back from the dead to near new condition. Rich and pleasantly scented, Formula No. 1 will keep your leather healthy, supple and soft for decades to come. This recipe may be used as often as desired to clean, condition and refresh leatheritems such as bags, shoes, boots, luggage, purses, saddle/tack and leather apparel. Made in USA.
The Full-Grain Leather Difference
About Our Leather
We firmly stand by our high-quality, sustainably sourced full-grain leather for many reasons! Full-grain leather is the highest quality leather on the market (two grades above genuine). Because its natural fibers are not buffed out in the tanning process, our leather keeps its original durability and strength - lasting you for years to come!
Because the top layer of the leather hide is not compromised during the tanning process, your goods might have light scratches during transportation. Don't worry, this is normal and generally can be buffed out with Chamberlain's no. 1. conditioner.
Our leather comes from cow hides. Due to using natural vegetable dyes in the tanning process to avoid toxicity, each hide maintains its originality including slight variations. Small unique markings or stretch marks may be visible.
Many of our designs are sewn inside out. This may cause your leather's surface to look bumpy. This is totally normal and comes with the process of handmade items.