We recommend cleaning your H E N T E N leather bag using a soft cloth and mild leather cleanser. It will help to condition and preserve the overall life of your leather bag. Avoid excessive exposure to water and moisture.
You can find a good leather cleaner at any sporting goods store and most shoe stores and shoe repair shops.
DO NOT use leather cleanser on Nubuck or Suede, simply clean with a damp sponge.
In case of any doubt we recommend you to consult with a cleaning professional.
CLEANING, CONDITIONING & PROTECTION
To clean a leather item, first choose a cleaner that will help preserve the natural lubricating oils instead of stripping them. The cleaner of your choice should not leave any greasy residue behind. Residue makes leather susceptible to bacteria and can break down the stitching of your item.
Before applying anything to your leather item, be certain to test it out for effect and possible color distortion on an area that isn’t visible to the eye. Once you’ve ascertained whether the leather care product is acceptable to use, apply it to your item. With a slightly dampened cloth, remove the cleaning product. For areas with stitches, is better to use soft brushes.
Leather conditioners are meant for occasional use. They contain fats and oils that help lubricate leather and replenish the suppleness. Look for a product that will penetrate the strong fibers in leather.
Moisture barriers are extremely crucial in preventing rain or other liquid hazards from damaging leather. Stiffness and spouting will happen if leather isn’t protected beforehand. There is a drawback in protecting leather with a moisture barrier product. They tend to fill in the pores with a greasiness that makes cleaning, conditioning, and polishing difficult, but it’s a necessary process to ensure leather isn’t destroyed. Periodically apply a moisture barrier and allow it time to penetrate and dry before using your leather item.
Because leather is a natural material, each hide will have unique characteristics.
The resulting variations in color, grain, and natural markings all contribute to your item's beautiful and natural appeal.