Leather is a natural material, so some of our products may have slight inconsistencies of colour and/or texture when compared to our product images.
Properly stored and maintained, leather goods can last a lifetime, although the leather may age, fade and/or soften with wear; as such, extra care should be taken to prevent scratches, stretching or other damage to your BintikBintik leather products. These tips for protecting, cleaning and storing leather products will help them retain their quality over the long-term.
- Treat leather products to prevent future stains. Apply a leather protector spray to prevent water spots and stains.
- Limit exposure to wax or silicone, as these clog the leather’s pores.
- Do not apply mink oil or other fats, which can darken leathers.
- Avoid using cleaning products that are greasy or leave a residue.
- Remove dirt and dust from leathers by gently wiping with a clean sponge dampened with lukewarm water.
- Remove any water residue with a soft cloth.
- Do not use soaps or cleaning products, as these can cause discoloration and dry out the leather.
- For more thorough cleaning, see a professional leather cleaner.
- Never wrap or store leather goods in plastic or plastic-lined bags. Leather is porous and needs to breathe.
- Keep away from heat, and store in a cool, dry place in a breathable garment bag.
- Dyed leather (like our green and tan backpacks) can bleed the color onto other leather items so please take care when storing multiple dyed leathers in one place.