At LLAGUT we’re not big fans of makeup, and this carries through when we select our leather. We use high-quality materials from European tanneries. Our leather has a natural finish so the pores stay open, even after the dying process. Therefore, some color and grain variation may appear, but this only enhances the unique beauty of each finished product.
Rain, sunlight, heat and everyday moisture can affect the overall look of your leather goods, especially those areas that you keep touching (because of course, you can't help yourself) which makes proper care and storage a must in order to ensure the natural and uniform ageing of your leather goods.
Please refer to the tag attached to your leather product in order to know more about its composition and understand how to best care for it.
FULL GRAIN LEATHER
Full grain leather may show inherent texture, grain and color variations, which are normal. Since full grain leather is treated naturally, color and texture may change over time, darkening and softening, as well as developing a natural patina.
VEGETABLE-TANNED LEATHER and LEATHER ROPE
Vegetable-tanned leather and leather rope are quite prone to show inherent texture and color variations. These variations are normal and make each piece unique. These two kinds of leather are noticeably sensitive to sunlight, liquid spills and moisture from regular use, so you can expect your leather goods to darken and soften over time as they develop a well-loved, slightly shiny patina.
Waxed leather always displays texture and color variations due to its dying process, especially when folding or stretching any part of your leather good. Waxed leather is treated naturally, so color and texture will soften, darken or even lighten -especially in those areas with creases.
Lambskin is supremely soft and textured. Because of its natural flexibility, variations in color are less prone to happen. Lambskin might tend to darken a little and soften over time.
Haircalf is delicate and those parts exposed to touch may gradually start thinning. Avoid any prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, sharp objects and excessive heat.
SUEDE and HOGSKIN
We love suede and hogskin because of the rawness and feel, however, we know that cleaning any stain on them is quite a tedious task.
Canvas is a resistant cotton cloth and its color might slightly fade after repeated exposure to direct sunlight.
How to care for your LLAGUT product:
- In case any scuffing occurs, rub the affected area with a soft, dry white cloth.
- Apply some leather conditioner with a clean, lint-free white cloth in circular strokes, which will help you condition and remove dirt from your leather product..
- Please bear in mind that leather conditioner may deepen the color of leather, so we recommend you clean the entire panel or area.
- Use a white cloth to avoid any color transfer.
- Leather grease can also be useful while moisturizing vegetable-tanned and waxed leather, especially in achieving a homogeneous surface color.
- If your leather product gets wet because of rain, let it dry completely then evenly apply some leather conditioner to it.
To clean stains and other kind of spots, please follow the following instructions:
- Test any cleaning method in a hidden area first. Please avoid using saddle soap, oils or abrasive cleaners.
- For stains, use a solution of soap and water (ten parts water to one part soap). Apply gently with a wet white cloth and rinse with another white cloth. Let it dry and evenly apply some leather conditioner once your leather product is totally dry.
- Blot oil-based spots with a clean, dry white cloth. Oil-based spots tend to vanish into the leather. Do not apply water to any marks.
- Other Spots and Spills: Remove the spill or spot as soon as possible with a clean, absorbent white cloth or a sponge. If the stain persists, use lukewarm water to carefully clean the spot. Blot with a clean towel, let it dry and evenly apply some leather conditioner once totally dry.
- In order to clean any haircalf area, you can use a damp white cloth and softly -avoid any vigorous rubbing- wipe the hair following the direction it lays, not against it. You might also want to use a soft brush to gently comb the hair and clean any residual dust. Please avoid using soap, leather cleaner or leather conditioner.
- To clean suede or hogskin, use a brush to gently rub the affected area. Dry stains can be removed by gently rubbing a clean pencil eraser over them. Use a paper towel for wet stains and place it on top of the stain to absorb the liquid. Do not apply stain remover or other products as it may cause the stain to expand.
- To clean canvas, use a damp white cloth and a little bit of mild soap to clean any spot. To clean any stain or oil-based spot, please refer to the instructions above.