There are many types of leather, ranging from vegetable-tanned to chrome-tanned, full grain to suede, finished to open surface. Within each of these, are an almost limitless number of common distinctions and variables that will contribute to how the leather ages... and so not all leather can be treated equally.
It's these variables that set each piece aside and make them truly unique! After all, your Stitch & Hide products aren’t just some seasonal must-have accessory, they are in it for the long haul!
That’s why, if you ever find any of your pieces needing a little extra TLC, bring them into our Byron Bay HQ and our team will clean, refresh and revitalise them for you. We will bring your accessories back to their best, using our very own Stitch & Hide leather care products - free of charge.
If you aren't local, you can always purchase our Leather Conditioner and follow our care guide below. Our guide is not a strict set of rules to follow, but a series of steps to help point you in the right direction. It’s important to remember that leather care is mostly a personal choice and journey. Avoiding rain, spills, dirt, or long exposure to direct sunlight are the first of many steps to ensuring the longevity of leather.
This care guide is based on products from our Core, Classic and Washed Collections only. We don’t advise conditioning our Men’s Heritage Wallets, or our older Signature Collection, due to their open finish.
To reduce the risk of surprise you should always test a hidden area first before you begin a full condition.
To avoid surface build-ups forming over time do a quick wipe over every other day with a soft cloth.
For a more thorough clean we recommend you condition once or twice a year with our own leather conditioner using the steps below:
• Wipe down your goods to remove any dust particles.
• Apply a small amount of conditioner to a soft, lint-free cloth.
• With small, circular motions work the conditioner into the leather evenly.
• Leave an hour for drying and assess if a further coat is needed.
• Allow up to 24 hours for your goods to cure before using them again.