Care and maintenance

The use of high-quality materials, the use of traditional craftsmanship techniques and our timeless designs mean that, provided they are properly maintained, our products will remain in good condition for decades.

Here are some tips for their care. With them you will prolong their useful life:

Wood

Protect them against changes in temperature and humidity:

Under these conditions, wood can shrink or expand. For this reason, you should avoid placing them near cookers, radiators or fireplaces for long periods of time, as this can dry out the wood and cause cracks.

In the case of tables, chairs and sideboards with screwed legs, they may need to be retightened during the winter.

Protect them from stains:

Avoid placing hot, damp or wet objects on the wood to avoid causing stains.

If they do occur, remove stains and dry liquids quickly so that they do not penetrate the material.

Protect the surface:

Avoid dragging things over them, so as not to cause scratches.

Furniture should not be cleaned with detergents or abrasive products, such as scouring creams, alcohol, bleach, steel wool or scouring pads, as they can damage the surfaces.

If small scratches occur, they can be treated by sanding the wood with fine-grit sandpaper (240 grit). Subsequently, the wood should be varnished again.

We recommend that the wood should be treated regularly using a cotton cloth dampened with a special furniture or wood care product. Clean the entire surface, otherwise you will be left with patches and uneven surfaces.

Protect their colour:

Avoid placing furniture in direct sunlight, as colour differences may occur.

Complete or partial covering with tablecloths and rugs for long periods of time can cause differences in the tone and colouring of the wood. Wood should never be covered with waterproof or non-breathable materials (such as rubber) for long periods of time.

Take care of their structure:

Avoid climbing on furniture.

 

Leathers

The vegetable tanning leather has an open pore. It can be periodically hydrated, getting it to age naturally and being more durable. Likewise, this quality will make it darken with the passage of time and exposure to the sun, creating a patina of its own. Protect them from the sun and light:

Protect them from the sun and light:

Avoid excessive heat and direct sunlight as much as possible, as both will dry out the leather.

Protect them from mould:

The environment of the spaces where you store your leather products is important, as high humidity and temperatures, poor ventilation and dirt can cause mould to grow. If mould does form, remove it by scrubbing in the open air with a soft bristle brush (e.g., a toothbrush). Dry the leather with an electric heater, fan or sun and air. If necessary, sponge lightly with a thick lather of mild soap and wipe with a damp cloth without soaking the leather.

Protect against stains:

In case of contact with liquids, dry the leather immediately with a clean, soft cloth, let it air dry and then apply a protective product as explained below.

Wipe the entire surface evenly and without rubbing with a soft, damp cloth, thus preventing stains from appearing. Rubbing specific areas causes darkening of the leather in those areas. In case of serious stains, visit a professional leather cleaner.

Protect them from dust:

If you are not going to use the item for long periods of time, protect it from dust by keeping it in a cloth bag. If it is vegetable tanned leather, moisturise it beforehand.

Take care of their surfaces:

We recommend that you periodically apply products that help to keep the leather moisturised and recover a similar appearance to the original (beeswax, vaseline or hand cream).

If you want to add a protective barrier that will maintain the original appearance of the leather for longer, it is important to apply a high-quality water and stain repellent for leather that is free of silicones and wax as soon as you receive the product. It is advisable to test the product on a small area first. This repellent will darken the colour of the leather in most cases. Reapply regularly every 2 to 3 months.

 

Fabrics

Protect them from dust:

Vacuum regularly to remove dust with the appropriate accessory.

Proper cleaning:

Upholstery:

We advise professional or hand washing at a temperature below 30º. It should be ironed gently and bleach should be avoided in any case.

Bags containing textiles:

Clean them periodically with a damp cloth. You can use fabric soaps, carefully following the manufacturer's instructions and without over-cleaning. Never use undiluted cleaning products, bleach, ammonia or soap for other materials.

In case of stains, you must act quickly. First remove the excess with a spoon or, if liquid, with a white cloth. Remove non-greasy stains by rubbing with a cloth. You can avoid edge marks by rubbing gently in a circular motion towards the centre of the stain. The fabric should be completely dry before reuse, which can be achieved by using a hairdryer at a low temperature.

Please note that many of our bags combine organic cotton and vegetable tanned leather. It is not recommended that the leather gets wet during the cleaning process of the fabric, as this may discolour the cotton.

For more stubborn stains or general periodic care, we recommend professional dry cleaning.