A Sandlund/Hossain bag is a true investment. A good piece of leather should last you a lifetime. However, like most things, you need to show your bag some love from time to time. Here’s everything you need to know about keeping your leather in a good shape.
Our leather is vegetable tanned and full grain, which means that the surface of the leather is more sensitive to dirt and stains compared to leather that has a heavily treated surface. We wouldn’t want it any other way.
With top-quality leather, perfection is not flawless. Real leather is a natural product and as such, will often bear the history of its origin. These only serve to further highlight the authenticity and unique beauty of leather. Over time, your leatherbag won’t look the same as it does today. That’s part of leathers unique appeal. Leather ages beautifully, each bag taking on its own patina. A deep, natural luster, as the leather ages.
You can ensure to give your bag a healthy life by making sure you treat it right. We recommend you to give it a good cleaning a couple of times each year, or in need.
You start by removing any dirt or dust with a cloth or brush. Make sure to treat the whole leather evenly without rubbing the grain too hard. When the bag is slightly damp you can apply leather soap. Wash the whole bag and let it sit for a bit before you wipe away any excess product. Lubricate the bag with a natural leather balm by using a sponge or a soft cloth. It could be wise to start under the bag if you are uncertain of the outcome. Make sure that you treat parts (bottom, handles, corners) exposed for extra wearing generously. When you are done, please let it dry in room temperature. When the bag is dry, polish the leather with a soft cloth, partly to remove excess leather fat and to add some shine to the leather.
In the end, it comes down to taste. Some people want a cleaner, polished look that required more love and care. While others long for scratchers and a natural wear and tear. So that is were you start, making your decision of your bags purpose. And remember, we are always nearby if you need advice.
Care to Repair
Longer lasting products lead to less consumption, that is no rocket science. In the struggle for a sustainable society, the most important tool may just be the wiser, lesser and longer use of existing resources.
Our products are designed to stand the test of time. Actually, durability is our primary design principle. Born into a tradition of deep respect for our nature and the people from which we get our raw material and inspiration, we focus on making durable, high quality products that can be repaired if broken. That is why we always encourage repair before replacing.