Entretien et patine
Our products are made with vegetable tanned leather.
Vegetable tanning is a traditional method that takes a lot of time and expertise. Raw hides are tanned in pits with natural tannins from tree bark, roots and left for about 40 days. The end result is an eco-friendly, natural and durable leather that makes each piece unique.
Vegetable tanned leather will develop a patina in which marks and scratches will fade over time, leaving memories that will make your bag truly personal.
How to take care of your leather bag?
To prevent the leather from drying out, cracking or fading unevenly, try to protect it from direct heat and sunlight for extended periods of time.
Step 1: Remove dirt and dustWith a soft cloth wipe the surface and all nooks and crannies of your bag's leather.Step 2: Apply nourishing beeswax milk Using a clean cloth, apply the milk gently and in one very thin layer to ensure it penetrates well. This step will protect your leather bag from drying out as well as nourish and waterproof it.
Step 3: Shine the leather piece
After application, let the leather rest for a few moments and then shine it with a soft, clean cloth.
Try to avoid contact between your bag and the following (they can affect the leather and material): oils, liquids, creams, sand, sharp objects, food, cleaning products, chemicals, rough products, abrasive surfaces and direct sunlight.
We recommend that you do not expose your new value to (heavy) rain. However, when your bag gets wet, never dry it with a heat source, such as a radiator or near a fireplace. Instead, clean your bag with a clean, dry cloth and let it dry quietly and naturally.
Leather is a natural product. This means that color and texture can vary from product to product. Because we use the vegetable tanning method, colors may change over time as the leather develops a patina. This means that each VALET DE PIQUE product is unique.
When not in use, we recommend lining your bag with tissue paper to keep its shape and then storing it in its cotton bag in a dry place out of the sun.