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Care
Just love your bag and it will be perfectly happy! However, for an occasional special treatment we have some care tips for you. In case you don't know the line of your bag or if you have further questions, you can always dr‍op us a quick note at kontakt@auntsanduncles.de or use our contact form!  

By the way: The be‍st tips for leather care, a leather encyclopaedia and lots of helpful tips for averting one or another disaster can be found at the (German) website of the Lederzentrum.

 
  •  The BARBER  SHOP
  •  To keep in shape, your new buddy needs some attention every now and then.Waterproofing sprays like Classic Waterstop Spray by Collonil provide a protection against wetness. For the twill fabric textile impregnation is suitable.

    For care you can use leather lotions for open-pored real leather like Collonil 1909 Leather Lotion. The lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth.

    Stains can be removed with distilled water. Afterwards the leather should be cared for again.
  • True Gentlemen
  • A True Gentleman grows old gracefully, but allows some care from time to time. Waterproofing sprays like Classic Waterstop Spray by Collonil provide a protection against wetness.

    For care you can use leather lotions/-grease for open-pored real leather like Elephant Leather Preserver which should always applied sparingly.

    Stains can be removed with distilled water. Afterwards the leather should be cared for again.
  • NIce nieces
  • Unconventional down the line, but easy to care nonetheless.

    To protect the leather of our Nice Nieces against wetness and prevent colour change waterproofing spray with UV protection like Classic Waterstop Spray by Collonil can be applied on a regular basis.

    Suitable for care are leather lotions/-grease for open-pored real leather, e.g. Elephant Leather Preserver.

    An insider’s tip for cleaning jeans stains from light bags is body lotion.

    The lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth and tested at a hidden spot!
  • grandma's herb garden
  • For keeping her herbs fresh and in bloom all year around, our Grannie has a few tips for you: To build up a protection against wetness and prevent colour change waterproofing sprays with UV protection e.g. Collonil Classic Waterstop Spray can be used.

    For care leather lotions for open-pored real leather like Aniline Cream from Lederzentrum or Collonil 1909 Leather Lotion are suitable. It is recommended though to use a lotion only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients.

    Lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth and tested at a hidden spot.

    For cleaning superficial dirt a cleaning rubber like the Soft Gum by Collonil can be used. Afterwards the use of a leather lotion is recommended.
  • grandma's Luxury Club
  • To make sure that her tartlets still look tasty at the next tea party, Granny has some tips for you. In or‍der to protect the leather against wetness and prevent colour change, waterproofing sprays with UV protection like Collonil Classic Waterstop Spray can be used.

    For care leather lotions for open-pored real leather like the 1909 Leather Lotion by Collonil or Aniline Cream, which is available in the Lederzentrum are suitable. It is recommended though to use a lotion only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients.

    The lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth and tested at a hidden spot.

    To freshen the colour and treat scratches you can use Elephant Leather Preserver which should be applied with a soft brush.

    A great household remedy to clean light Grandma-bags for example from stains from jeans, is 25% diluted acetic acid. Mix the essence in proportion 1:1 with water, moisten a soft cloth with the solution and then softly clean the leather. After such a cleaning the bag should be cared for again with leather lotion.
  • Hunter & Good Old Friends
  • Using the bags generates a patina. In or‍der to support this we recommend doing without any care products in the beginning.

    To protect the leather against heavy rainfall and dirt, waxen waterproofing sprays for open-pored real leather like Collonil 1909 Supreme Wax Spray can be used.

    Suitable for care are Tapir Oil by Tapir and waxing paste like Collonil classic Rustical. It is recommended though to use care products only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients.

    They should always be applied sparingly and tested at a hidden spot. Polishing is not required, thus the leather keeps its matt finish.

    Surficial dirt can be carefully removed with a soft, transparent eraser. For wet cleaning you can e.g. use Collonil Organic Bamboo Lotion.
  • The Candy Shop
  • To build up a protection against wetness and prevent colour change, waterproofing sprays with UV protection e.g. Collonil Classic Waterstop spray can be used.

    Suitable for care are leather lotions for open-pored real leather like Aniline Cream from Lederzentrum or Collonil 1909 Leather Lotion. It is recommended though to use a lotion only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients.

    Lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth and tested at a hidden spot.

    Scratches can be treated with Elephant Leather Preserver.

    For cleaning superficial dirt a cleaning rubber like the Soft Gum by Collonil can be used. Afterwards the use of a leather lotion is recommended.
  • The Hangout
  • To prevent colour change and protect the leather against wetness, waterproofing sprays with UV protection like Collonil Classic Waterstop Spray can be used. Suitable for care and cleaning are leather lotions for real leather like Collonil 1909 Leather Lotion.

    In general it is recommended to use a lotion only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients. Lotion should always be applied sparingly and never directly onto the leather. Please use a clean cotton cloth and softly massage the lotion into the leather!

    A slight darkening due to care products cannot be avoided. This adjusts normally after a short time of use. Nevertheless it is recommended to carry out a test treatment at a hidden spot.
  • The Workmates
  • The Workmates gain an individual patina by use. In or‍der to support this we recommend not using any care products in the beginning. To build up a protection against wetness, you can use customary leather wax sprays.

    For care leather lotions for open-pored real leather like Aniline Cream and ElephantLeatherPreserver (both available at lederzentrum.de) are suitable. It is recommended though to use a lotion only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients.

    Lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth and tested at a hidden spot.

    Scratches can be treated with Elephant Leather Preserver.

    Superficial dirt can be removed with a slightly dampened cloth or a transparent eraser.

    Water stains can be removed completely and very simply by carefully bending the leather in the affected spot and rolling it between two fingers.
  • Rowing Club
  • The Rowings gain a patina by use. In or‍der to support this patina we recommend not using any care products in the beginning. Thanks to its waxed surface the leather is protected sufficiently.

    In general the leather will require very little care. Should it become rough over time, leather lotions/-creams for open-pored real leather like the Aniline Cream (available in the Lederzentrum (www.lederzentrum.de) are suitable. For surface protection and care of the leather wax sprays are suitable as well.

    Application should be carried out using a soft cloth, moving from seam to seam. A slight darkening due to the care products cannot be avoided. This adjusts normally after a short time of use. Nevertheless it is recommended to always carry out a test care at a hidden spot.

    Superficial dirt can be removed with a slightly dampened cloth or a transparent eraser. Water stains can be removed completely and very simply by carefully bending the leather in the affected spot and rolling it between two fingers.
  • Coffee Klatsch
  • Part of the leather concept in the Coffee Klatsch is the typical used look. In or‍der to support this patina we recommend not using any care products in the beginning. Thanks to the oil-pull-up-effect, traces of wear can be stroked away easily. To build up a protection against dirt, the leather can be impregnated with waxen waterproofing sprays for open-pored real leather like the Collonil 1909 Supreme Wax Spray on a regular basis.

    Suitable for care are leather lotions like Collonil 1909 Leather Lotion. It is recommended though to use a lotion only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients. Lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth and tested at a hidden spot.

    For cleaning superficial dirt Collonil 1909 Organic Bamboo Lotion can be used.
  • Aunt Sophie's PEt Shop
  • Daily snuggling, occasional care. That is what the soft Pet Shops need. To prevent colour change direct sunlight should be avoided. Moreover it is advisable to apply waterproofing spray with UV protection (e.g. Classic Waterstop Spray by Collonil) before using the bag for the first time. To build up a protection against dirt, the application should be refreshed regularly.

    Suitable for care are leather lotions for open-pored real leather like Collonil 1909 Leather Lotion. It is recommended though to use a lotion only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients. Lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth and tested at a hidden spot.

    For cleaning superficial dirt a cleaning rubber like the Soft Gum by Collonil can be used. Afterwards the use of a leather lotion is recommended.
  • The Smart Chaps
  • To build up a protection against rain and snow rims the bag can be impregnated with waterproofing sprays for washed, open-pored natural leather like Collonil Premium Protect Spray.

    Suitable for care are leather lotions like Aniline Cream from Lederzentrum or Collonil 1909 Leather Lotion. It is recommended though to use a lotion only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients.

    Lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth and tested at a hidden spot.

    Scratches can be treated with Elephant Leather Preserver.

    For cleaning leather cleaners like Clean&Care by Collonil are suitable. As a household remedy to remove dirt we recommend 25% diluted acetic acid. Mix the essence in proportion 1:1 with water, moisten a soft cloth with the solution and then softly clean the leather. After such a cleaning the bag should be cared for again with leather lotion.
  • The Passengers
  • To build up a protection against dirt, the leather can be impregnated e.g. with Collonil Classic Rustical Spray.

    Suitable for care are leather lotions for open-pored real leather like Aniline Cream from Lederzentrum or Collonil 1909 Leather Lotion. It is recommended though to use a lotion only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients. Lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth and tested at a hidden spot. Scratches can be treated with Elephant Leather Preserver.

    For cleaning superficial dirt a cleaning rubber like the Soft Gum by Collonil can be used. Afterwards the use of a leather lotion is recommended.
  • Gentlemen By Choice
  • To maintain the unique character of the leather we recommend to only use care products sparingly. Traces of use make each bag one of a kind.

    To protect the leather from rain and snow rims waterproofing sprays like Collonil Premium Protect Spray can be used. The spray should be applied as a light film. Impregnation can be refreshed from time to time.

    Care products should only be used when the leather feels dry over time. Leather lotion like Collonil Premium Lotion or lotions for open pored, waxed natural leather refresh the moisture level of the leather, keeping it soft and smooth. As an alternative you can use Elephant Leather Preserver you can find on www.lederzentrum.de. With this grease you can polish away scratches whilst providing an impregnation at the same time.

    To avoid dark stains please never apply lotion or grease directly! Always rub care products into a soft cloth first and then softly and evenly massage the leather from stitch to stitch! If you polish the leather with a soft and dry cloth you can remove surplus lotion or grease, giving the leather a shiny look.
  • LoveBirds
  • The cuddly goatskin is at a high percentage vegetal tanned, a lightweight but solid to the same degree. The finished bag is washed and polished by hand. You can use leather lotions/-grease like Elephant Leather Preserver. An insider’s tip against stains from jeans is body lotion.
  • The Wild Pets
  • All you need to tame our Wild Pets is lots of love, daily snuggling and occasional care.

    To prevent colour change direct sunlight should be avoided. Moreover it is advisable to apply waterproofing spray with UV protection (e.g. Classic Waterstop Spray by Collonil) before using the bag for the first time. To build up a protection against dirt, the application should be refreshed regularly.

    Suitable for care are leather lotions for open-pored real leather like Collonil 1909 Leather Lotion. It is recommended though to use a lotion only after some time of using, when the leather becomes lighter and brittle due to the loss of nutrients.

    Lotion should always be applied sparingly with a soft cloth and tested at a hidden spot.

    For cleaning superficial dirt a cleaning rubber like the Soft Gum by Collonil can be used. Afterwards the use of a leather lotion is recommended.
  • The Pattern Club
  • The members of the Pattern Club are made of highly vegetable tanned premium cowhide.

    It does not take much to immaculately care for them because the leather is already sufficiently protected. Lotions for open-pored real leather keeps the leather smooth. Waxen waterproofing spray can be applied, but it’s not strictly required
  • Jamie´s Orchard
  • The bags and wallets in Jamie’s Orchard are made of soft semi-vegetable tanned cowhide, which is extra catchy and first and foremost needs your love and diligence. Leather lotions for fine smooth leather provide protection and care at the same time. Care products should be applied in moderation to maintain the character of the leather.
  • Aunt Sophie´s Cats
  • Aunt Sophie's Cats are made of semi-vegetable tanned premium cowhide which gains an individual patina over time. Thanks to the partially grounded surface their touch is extra smooth. For occasional care products for partially grounded leather or nubuck leather are suitable. Waterproofing sprays with UV protection protect the leather from sunlight, wetness and dirt. To maintain the character of the leather care products should only be applied sparingly. You can stroke Aunt Sophie’s Cats against the grain, but please don’t use a stiff brush or polish till they shine!

 


 

 

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