Leather care and types

Did you know that your leather products need care and maintenance, the same way your body does?

 

We all often end up thinking the same thing: "I’ll do it tomorrow"

But do you remember to do it? If you want your bag to last you many years to come, it’s a good idea to treat the leather using care products now and again. This way, you can protect your product from wind and rain, as well as looking after it. Why not take good care of your bag?

 

ANTIQUE LEATHER

If you have a product made of vegetable-tanned leather, it’s important to make sure you only use organic care products. Vegetable-tanned leather is based on natural materials, which therefore cannot withstand care products with chemical ingredients:

 

Organic Protect & Care Spray

This spray protects the leather from dirt, grease and moisture. The spray nourishes the leather without the use of chemicals, and protects the oil-based surface with olive oil.

 

Organic Cream

We recommend this organic cream for products made of antique leather, where the leather has become matte or dry over time. This lotion protects and revives the leather to keep it soft and supple. The cream nourishes the leather without the use of chemicals and protects the oil-based surface

 

TEXTURED LEATHER

If your product is made of one of the textured leather types, such as grain, cow and snake, it naturally also requires care. In this case, it’s a good idea to use one of the care products shown below, which both protect and treat your product. Organic care products can also be used on these types of leather.

 

Waterstop Spray

This spray protects the surface of the leather from dirt, grease and moisture. The spray nourishes the leather, refreshes the colours and allows the leather to breathe. The spray also provides UV protection.

 

Leather Lotion

Use a leather lotion if the leather has become matte or dry with time. This lotion protects and revives the leather, keeping it soft and supple. The lotion is based on aloe vera and valuable oils that are specially developed for high-quality leather.

 

SUEDE

Suede is a type of leather with a napped finish, which often results in a bag with a soft look.
When buying and caring for suede, it’s important to be aware that suede unfortunately is not 100% colour-fast. This isn’t because Markberg use poor quality leather ‒ far from it! We therefore always recommend treating your suede product with an impregnating agent before use. This will strengthen the leather and the colour of the bag and protect against water and moisture. The impregnating agent cannot make the suede 100% colour-fast, but it can help.

 

Waterstop Spray

This spray protects the surface of the leather from water, moisture, dirt and grease. The spray nourishes and refreshes the leather and allows it to breathe. The spray also provides UV protection.