We recommend using a natural leather cleaner and conditioner to care for both full and top grain leathers. While spot removers and cleaners can be used for slight stains and general maintenance, professional leather cleaning will be the most effective to properly care for your bag.
Some color transfer may occur with darker colored leathers. Before first use, we suggest rubbing the surface of the bag with a terry towel. Likewise, our lighter colored leathers are more susceptible to picking up color transfer from pigmented materials such as colored denim.
Conditioning your full grain leather bag can help to coat the leather and alleviate color transfer. Because this type of leather is unfinished, we recommend conditioning to maintain the longevity of your bag. Possible conditioners include mink oil and saddle soap. Please be mindful that mink oil and saddle soap may cause some darkening to occur and we suggest testing a small amount on an inconspicuous area, such as the inside of the handles, before applying conditioner to the entire bag.