Our leather skins have been tanned specifically for your product and all have different characteristics. Over time you may see creasing or colour changes, and well as the leather becoming more supple with use. All of these changes are natural features of leather. Some wear and tear of the leather in more vulnerable areas such as corners and handles is to be expected. If leather is consistently exposed to harsh light, the product may experience some fading so we recommend that you store your product in it’s box or protective dustbag when not in use.
Even though our leather bags are made with a protective finish to minimise water damage, leather is a naturally permeable material and can never be entirely waterproof. However, it’s a good idea to further protect your bag with a good quality waterproofing spray. We recommend Collinil Waterstop spray. Spray evenly several times over the bag and allow to dry naturally.
Should your bag get very wet we would suggest that you dry it with a clean soft cloth and leave it to dry naturally, loosely packed with paper (though not newspaper), to avoid any creasing or rippling of the leather.
To keep your leather Jem + Bea bag in tip-top condition we recommend using a good quality leather conditioning cream, it’s a bit like a moisturiser for your bag and keeps the leather soft and supple. Apply a small amount of conditioner and rub gently in a circular motion with a soft clean cloth, you only need to do this every 6 months or so.