Hello world!

Hello world!

Welcome to LittleLusso!

LittleLusso has been brewing for some time and we are so happy to finally be up and running! We thought you might like to know a little about us. So it goes...

We first realised we knew next to nothing about leather when we managed to "destroy" quite a number of our leather shoes and bags over the years. We were like kids who had dropped the ice cream cone on the floor and crying out loud. 

It wasn't until a friend, the owner of LovingYourBags, gave us the right advice that we began to look at leather in a totally different way. It is no longer just another bag or pair of shoes, but leather which we need to take good care of, just like we do with our own skin. Our leather craft class at Birdsall Leather was another wake-up call for us. It was just phenomenal to see and to understand the effort that goes into leather treatment and the end product that comes out of it. 

We tried to search online for some beginner's tips, but there was just too much focus on maintaining leather sofas, car seats, and upholstery. We couldn't find enough information about leather shoes, bags, handbags, gloves and belts. There are also many DIY solutions, which we were unsure if they were safe to try on our favourite RM Williams. We felt totally helpless and clueless!

While some may say taking care of leather is not important, what many don't know is the kind of return should the leather be well taken care of. An aged piece of nice leather will bring you back to those memorable life moments, and of course, sustainability is one of the reasons too.

This gave birth to the idea of LittleLusso. We aspire to be the place to provide you with information and solutions to your leather care and needs.

We are comfortable with the knowledge that we aren't experts yet, but we learn quickly and from the best in the industry. We wish to share with you because they say sharing is caring. Learning about leather and its intricacies is exciting. Check back to LittleLusso often and see what we've got for you.

We look forward to helping you look after your precious leather.

 

 






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Care Guides

Make sure you're armed with the right advice to maximise the use of your leather cleaning and conditioning products, download your very own user guide below.        

Apple Brand Leather Care (Conditioner)

Leather Milk No. 1 Conditioner
Leather Milk No. 2 Cleaner
Leather Milk No. 3 Water Protectant
Leather Milk No. 4 Car Conditioner
Leather Milk No. 5 Furniture Conditioner
 
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In the meantime, some general rules on leather care and protection.

 

 

 

 

1. Cleaning

Regular cleaning prevents the build-up of dust, dirt, mildew and bacteria. Use your clean fingertip to gently rub out the scratch as the natural oils from your skin will remove most small scratches. To remove dirt, grime or surface residue, use a soft damp cloth. Gently rub for removal. For a deeper clean, use a cleaner to help preserve the natural lubricating oils instead of stripping them. Cleaning is an irreversible process and therefore, thorough consideration should be made before any such attempt. Do not use coloured rags that are not dye-colourfast as the dye may come off onto your leather. 


2. Maintaining

Leather loses suppleness in time if it is not provided with regular nourishment. Use a wax-free leather conditioner that will work on nourishing and restoring the flexibility and suppleness of your leather article. 

3. Storage

Leather is a natural material and should be stored in a breathable, non-plastic or non-porous container, to prevent the growth of mildew and bacteria. If you have to store it in a garment bag, make sure to keep it open for ventilation. 

Avoid at all cost: