Taking care of a vegan leather handbag is much more simple than taking care of a genuine leather one. The key is regular cleaning with a mild soap or detergent. Simply mix a bit of mild soap with warm water and wipe your bag down with a clean, soft white cloth dipped in the soap and water. Follow up with a wipe from a water-dampened cloth and then dry with another soft cloth.
Although cotton doesn’t need to be protected, we still recommend applying a waterproofing product on it. The waterproofing will act as a barrier to dust and reduce the risk of stains on your bag.
Clean the bag with a soft white cloth (avoid colored clothes that can discolor on the fabric) or a soft scrubbing brush using a circular motion.
If the bag still presents stains and soil after completing the steps listed above, add a few drops of dish detergent or soap in a bowl of water. Use the mixture with the white cloth to rub heavily soiled areas. Follow up by rinsing the cloth well and wiping away any detergent residue.
Genuine leather is as fragile as your skin. Your bag must be protected from rain, cold, stains and harmful sun rays by using a waterproofing product. To prevent the leather from cracking and stains from accumulating, regularly treat your bag with a protective product. Be careful: leather is soaked in a dye bath to obtain rich and durable colors.
Please note that these dyes may rub onto light clothing during initial wear or due to moisture. To minimize this effect, don’t forget to protect your bag before first use.
Sometimes, when you see the need, get your bag back looking like brand new. Remove dirt and dust by gently wiping a clean sponge soaked in warm water and wipe off excess water with a soft cloth. Be careful not to use soap or cleaning products. These products may discolor or dry the leather. For a more thorough cleaning, go to a professional cleaner specialized in leather goods.
Leather is a material that softens over time. To avoid bad wrinkles, stuff your bag when you're not using it to keep it in shape. You can use newspaper.
To prevent dust from damaging the bag, use the packing bag provided with the purchase of your Kanevas to protect it. In case you have lost it, use an old pillowcase to cover it.
You can use a stain protector. A protecting spray acts as a dust repellent. Many people are worried that a spray will seal the pores and therefore hurt the skin. But this is not the case because the material will still be breathable. The spray will slow the process of stains leaving a permanent mark.
Begin by rubbing the bag. Use a clean, dry cloth and rub it on your purse to clear surface marks and water spots. Don’t press too hard as it will spoil the texture of the suede.
To clear dust from your purse and restore the fine appearance of your bag, use a brush specially designed for suede, available in leather specialty stores.
Stains are a suede bag’s worst nightmare due to its high absorbency rate. To remove stains from a suede bag use a soft pencil eraser or fine grade sandpaper. Gently rub the stain with the eraser until it clears. After you remove the stains, rub down the bag with a clean cloth or brush.
avoid the rain.
On a rainy day, it is not always necessary to keep your suede bag at home. When you protect your suede and take care of it, it will survive rainy days. But when it’s raining like crazy or even snowing, it is best to keep your bag at home. Safe and sound.
Follow these practical tips to a T and you will extend the life of your precious bag.
If you have questions about the care of your bag, do not hesitate to contact us.
Enjoy your Kanevas bag for a long time!