leather care guide

Leather Care

Maxwell Scott’s signature leather is sourced from the full-grain part of the cowhide, bearing the tightest and most durable structure. We believe that you should leave our leather to breathe however if you do need to spruce up your Maxwell Scott item, here’s how you should do it…

Our Leather

Our full grain, naturally tanned leather requires relatively little care. If you expose it to the elements, our leather will develop a unique and desirable patina. There is no need for frequent cleaning, and scratches or marks from daily wear and tear can be rubbed or polished out with ease.

 

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Clean Your Leather

 

You don’t need any special products to keep your leather looking good – just dip a clean cloth in a simple soap and water solution and gently clean the surface of your bag.

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Grease Stains

 

Our leather requires relatively little care. There is no need for frequent cleaning, and scratches or marks from daily wear and tear can be rubbed or polished out with ease.

leather care guide

 

 

Condition Your Leather

 

We wholeheartedly recommend Skidmore’s leather cream. Although there are many other excellent leather care products on the market, this is by far our favourite.

Clean With water
Polish Your Leather
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Avoid Chemicals

 

Please don’t use chemical products to clean your bag. Chemical cleaners and conditioners can damage the surface of the leather, doing more harm than good.

leather care guide

 

 

When it Rains

 

Avoid getting your bag wet if possible, but if you get caught in the rain, don’t panic! Gently blot away any drops of water immediately and let the bag dry naturally away from a direct source of heat. Don’t place the bag next to a radiator or attempt to dry it with a hair dryer. To speed up the drying process, fill the bag with newspaper to absorb the moisture.

leather care guide
Let it Breathe

Keep your bag in a breathable cotton dust bag when it’s not in use. Please note that these care guidelines are for cow leather.

 

Different instructions may apply when dealing with others types of leather, like suede. That being said, these care tips don’t just apply to leather bags, but to any products made from cow leather, such as leather jackets or even sofas and chairs.