LEATHER & SHEEPSKIN GARMENTS:
If the leather becomes dirty, wipe off with a clean cloth or a soft brush. Wearing the jacket frequently is the best maintenance. When not wearing, keep it in a mold-free, well ventilated place. If the jacket gets wet, dry in a shaded and a well ventilated place. As the moisture dries, oils and fats will be taken away. Before fully drying, apply a leather conditioning cream and wipe off the excess with a dry cloth.
Due to the natural materials used in each garment, we recommend you do NOT wash the garment in a washing machine. Dry cleaning is best, but even this can cause discolouration and fading in some cases. Spot cleaning can often suffice. Using a mild soap and cloth, dirt can be gently wiped away by hand. Note: this can lead to fading of the spot if over worked.
Preferably the garment should be laid down; leather and sheepskin jackets for example left for prolonged periods on a coat hanger will eventually become deformed and even break through the skin. Use moisture absorbing products and ecologically friendly insect repellents to protect them. (Natural Cedar-ball repellents work very well, they are harmless, and the mild cedar-wood aroma they give off is pleasant). We recommend occasional checking from time to time to make sure mold and moth damage is kept at bay.