Suede. What do you do with it?

Suede. What do you do with it?

We like the nice fuzzy feeling when brushing our hands off suede and ahow lush it looks. But, owning anything that’s suede also means that we get paranoid about dirt, grease and water.

Suede is a porous material, which means it can “attract” and absorb stains rather quickly. So if you enjoy suede, you are pretty much left with no choice, but to take good care of it.

The reality is, if you know how to take care of suede, they are actually much easier to take care of than delicate leather. So, how easy is that? Here's the step-by-step:

  • Before treating suede, check if there're any dirt or traces of dampness on it. If it’s slightly damp, let it dry out naturally and completely before doing anything more.
  • If there’s dirt, use a clean, dry soft cloth to gently rub dirt off the bag and avoid any hard rubbing at all cost. A suede brush can also be used to gently clean out the dust and fine debris. It will, at the same time, restore the nap on the suede.
  • After the cleaning and protecting, brush the bag with a suede brush again so that its nap is restored. Remember to brush the surface in the direction that the naps tend to flow.

It’s that easy.

 

 






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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: