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Leather & Suede

Part of our leather is sourced from Senegal. We have partnered with local leather suppliers in Senegal to get the best leather available in the market. Senegalese suppliers source much of our leather from Italy, which offers high quality leathers with good variety. Hides are meticulously handpicked. In the long-term, our goal is to do the tanning of our own leathers in in Senegal.

Part of our leather is sourced from Senegal. We have partnered with local leather suppliers in Senegal to get the best leather available in the market. Senegalese suppliers source much of our leather from Italy, which offers high quality leathers with good variety. Hides are meticulously handpicked. In the long-term, our goal is to do the tanning of our own leathers in in Senegal.

African Python

Our African python skins are vegetable tanned locally in Senegal by artisans using nuts, nuts butter, nutshells and water. All the exotic skins we use are CITES certified, an international certification whose goal is to ensure that international trade in certain specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Our African python skins are vegetable tanned locally in Senegal by artisans using nuts, nuts butter, nutshells and water. All the exotic skins we use are CITES certified, an international certification whose goal is to ensure that international trade in certain specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Hardware

Items like special zippers, locks and snaps are key to durable handbags. To offer the best available quality, our hardware and zippers are sourced from one of the best such suppliers, located in France.

Items like special zippers, locks and snaps are key to durable handbags. To offer the best available quality, our hardware and zippers are sourced from one of the best such suppliers, located in France.

Leather Care

 

Pony Hair

Calfskin hair (called “Pony Hair”) is an extremely delicate material and will eventually wear over time. To maintain the appearance of the skin’s hair, we recommend that you do not wear it in bad weather or while driving, as this will cause some hair to rub off. You can wipe cowhide smoothly in the direction of the hair with a damp cloth, or with mild soap and water.

Calfskin hair (called “Pony Hair”) is an extremely delicate material and will eventually wear over time. To maintain the appearance of the skin’s hair, we recommend that you do not wear it in bad weather or while driving, as this will cause some hair to rub off. You can wipe cowhide smoothly in the direction of the hair with a damp cloth, or with mild soap and water.

Snakeskin

Snakeskin scales are prone to "lifting" as they are fine scales of natural variation, texture and grain. To best care for treated snakeskin, wipe any surface dirt using a damp cloth in the direction of the scales. Brush off any embedded dirt with a soft-bristled brush, being careful not to lift the scales. Condition your snakeskin with an exotic leather conditioner that is specifically safe for snakeskin. It is best to use a lanolin-based exotic leather conditioner. Apply a thin coat with a soft lint-free cloth, in the grain of the scales.

Snakeskin scales are prone to "lifting" as they are fine scales of natural variation, texture and grain. To best care for treated snakeskin, wipe any surface dirt using a damp cloth in the direction of the scales. Brush off any embedded dirt with a soft-bristled brush, being careful not to lift the scales. Condition your snakeskin with an exotic leather conditioner that is specifically safe for snakeskin. It is best to use a lanolin-based exotic leather conditioner. Apply a thin coat with a soft lint-free cloth, in the grain of the scales.

Suede

Treating your suede bags with a protective spray or finish will help to repel water and prevent stains. Remember to first test any treatment or product on a small inconspicuous area before tackling a stain. Remove oil stains on suede by rubbing talcum powder or cornmeal directly on the spot. After several hours, brush off the powder. Repeat if necessary. Keep suede away from light, which will fade the color, and damp conditions, which can encourage growth of damaging mold and mildew.

Treating your suede bags with a protective spray or finish will help to repel water and prevent stains. Remember to first test any treatment or product on a small inconspicuous area before tackling a stain. Remove oil stains on suede by rubbing talcum powder or cornmeal directly on the spot. After several hours, brush off the powder. Repeat if necessary. Keep suede away from light, which will fade the color, and damp conditions, which can encourage growth of damaging mold and mildew.

Leather

All leather items can last for a lifetime if they are regularly maintained and treated well. Always choose a product that helps preserve the leather's natural lubricating oils rather than strips them away. Use leather cleaner, such as saddle soap, and a soft, damp cloth to remove dirt and debris. Use a leather conditioner especially made for smooth leathers to soften your handbags. If scratches or other imperfections are apparent, condition with a cream formula that is one shade lighter than the actual color of the product.

All leather items can last for a lifetime if they are regularly maintained and treated well. Always choose a product that helps preserve the leather's natural lubricating oils rather than strips them away. Use leather cleaner, such as saddle soap, and a soft, damp cloth to remove dirt and debris. Use a leather conditioner especially made for smooth leathers to soften your handbags. If scratches or other imperfections are apparent, condition with a cream formula that is one shade lighter than the actual color of the product.

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