CARE ADVICE

Bronagh Holmes Luxury uses a number of different materials for our hand-crafted leather bags and accessories. The materials used are of the highest quality and from reputable, ethical sources. All of our leathers are by-products of the food-industry. Every hide is unique and tonal variations, small marks or scars are natural features and should not be considered faults. Vegetable tan leathers darken and develop with exposure to light, and this natural ageing process gradually enhances the personality of your bag.

Please take care to avoid rubbing delicate materials against rough or sharp surfaces in order to minimise scratching.

Never place your product in direct sunlight or heat for prolonged periods as this may cause the colour to fade unevenly.

Leather is not waterproof, if it is pouring with rain it might be better to use a different bag, especially if it is lightly coloured. However if it does get wet, blot with a paper towel, and then pack loosely with paper and allow it to dry naturally.

Be aware that dark coloured dyes from leathers can migrate onto light coloured clothing and vice versa. Avoid rubbing leather against fragile or lightly-coloured clothing.

It is difficult to remove stains from leather and suede, so don’t let pens and make up loose in your bag.

Rain, grease and other liquids should be avoided as they may cause staining which is difficult and sometimes impossible to remove. Care should also be taken to avoid colour transfer from dark clothing onto light leathers, and dark leathers onto light coloured clothing. Before using any products on your leather, always test a small, non-visible area first such as the base. Apply product to a cloth rather than directly onto the leather.

Take care not to over-fill your bag as this will cause it to loose shape and weaken the handles over time. When you’re not using your bag, stuff it with bubble wrap as it does not attract the moths like tissue paper - and store it in its dust bag. For longer term storage undo strap buckles so that impressions are not created. Three to four times a year use a leather conditioning cream to keep the leather supple and stop it from drying out. Baby wipes are good for keeping the leather clean.

Leather is known for its durability, versatility and strength and has been around for as long as men have been hunters. With a bit of care and attention it will last you a life-time.

If you are unsure of any care instructions or have any other queries, please contact us at info@bronaghholmes.com for further advice.