ABLE MATERIAL GUIDE
We are rooted in quality without compromise. To us, part of that is giving you the info you need to care for your ABLE pieces and love them for a long time. Here's everything you need to know about the materials that make up your favorite pieces and how to treat them well:
Raw leather is made with natural resources, so each bag varies slightly in color and texture. The softer the leather, the easier it is to scratch. With time and wear, leather items will develop a patina and unique character– it tells your story and develops more personality over time.
We recommend conditioning your bag every few months to keep it supple and polished. We suggest our leather conditioner, which is made with natural ingredients and is to be used on the exterior of the leather. Always test new leather care products on a small area on the bottom of the bag, and allow it to dry to see how the leather takes to the product. Apply a thin even layer to the bag with a clean cloth and let dry for 48 hours. Avoid contact with water + dark denims that can easily harm the leather– if damage does occur, refer to a professional cleaner or leather specialist for best practices. Leather can scratch! Be careful with sharp items like keys. To help protect your leather goods from water damage and denim dye transfer, we recommend using a weather spray. There’s not a way to totally protect against stains, but a repellent spray is a great preventative measure.
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