Full-grain leather means the surface (or grain) of the leather has never been sanded down or corrected. This gives full-grain leather more strength and durability than lesser grades, as well as a natural luster that only gets better with time. It also means full-grain leather may contain marks accrued over the lifetime of the hide. We usually love the marks in full-grain leather and try to showcase beautiful markings when we can (or work around them if they aren’t complementary to a design). We hope you’ll love the markings on your bag (like we do!) but, if you really don’t, please reach out to us and we will see what we can do.
Care Instructionsshow +
This piece is designed to hold up to daily, frequent use and last you for a lifetime, but leather needs a little love to stay in tip top shape.
If your leather feels too stiff when it arrives, massage and roll it between your hands to soften it. Don’t be afraid to work it well! The best thing to do with a brand new leather bag is to use it. The more you use it, the softer and more beautiful it will get. Over time, full grain leather darkens and develops a natural sheen or patina.
Spot clean your leather bag gently with a soft, damp cloth, using our completely natural Leather Cleaner. Allow the leather to air dry completely (8-24 hours) before you condition it. Do not immerse your bag in water or use heat like a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
Apply very small amounts of leather conditioner evenly on your entire leather bag. We recommend using our Leather Butter. You may also apply regular olive oil very sparingly as an alternative leather conditioner. The ideal time to condition leather to keep it healthy, supple and soft is about every 4-6 months.