Taking care of your O My Bag
We believe one of the most responsible things we can do for our planet is to only make high-quality products that can be worn and used for years. The durability and timeless style of a quality leather bag or item is undeniable. We help you to take good care of your leather purchases, because with a little love and care your bag will last for years, even decades!
Whether you live in Amsterdam, in Tokyo, or somewhere in between, you are bound to experience rain at some point throughout the year. So, can you wear leather outside? The answer is yes, but first and foremost, you should apply a water-resistant spray to your leather garment. We advise protecting your O My Bag with a water protectant spray every 2-4 weeks. We have good experiences with Collonil 1909 Supreme Protect Spray and Collonil 1909 Supreme Wax Spray.
- The Supreme Protect spray is mainly a water protectant spray. It acts as a light sealing agent, keeping your bag clean and dry from the elements.
- The Supreme Wax spray on the other hand is a good 2-in-1 product for busy bees that would like to protect and moisturize their bag in one go. Next to protecting your canvas, suede and leather products, it also moisturizes all your favorite items.
- Collonil Organic Protect and Care is an alternative with an environmentally friendly sprayer which is easier on the environment and smells delicious! Despite high demands placed on environmental compatibility, its effectiveness doesn’t fall short. For all three sprays, we advise you to apply every three weeks for light-colored products, and every four weeks for medium-to-dark colors.
Leather is unique in the sense that it’s strong, durable, but still a living and natural material. Always keep in mind that even if you are protecting your bag regularly with a protectant spray, leather can never be entirely waterproof. Therefore, it is best to avoid heavy rainfall. If you, however, end up in an unexpected rain shower, it is common that small bubbles will appear on your leather item. No worries – those will fade naturally over time.
Next to protection, we advise you to condition your O My Bag every 8-12 weeks. Excess heat or cold, dry air or heavy moisture will affect the life of your eco-leather O My Bag. To maintain the leather, keep in mind that leather was once a living hide and should be treated as such. Use a soft cloth to gently wipe away any dust and dirt before treating the leather with a conditioning lotion. This will help maintain and preserve the leather’s soft grain and pliable body. Want to keep your leather in excellent condition? Moisturize your leather! Leather will dry out over time, and a conditioning lotion will maintain the moisture. Do not hesitate to bring your product to a specialist to ask for the cream most suitable for your bag. In our experience, Collonil Leather Lotion does the job best! This lotion is also a miracle worker for wiping away scratches or irregularities.
More tips and tricks
Never use heat to dry your O My Bag. This direct heat will dry out the leather even more. Just let it dry naturally and away from radiators. And last but not least, when not in use, store your bag away from moisture and variations of heat or cold. Our original dust bags, made from organic cotton, are perfect for this. Check our care and repair page for more tips and tricks regarding all care and repair aspects!
With these basic tips for maintaining and prolonging the life of your leather, your briefcase, tote, handbag, or small leather good is sure to have a longer life and bring you pleasure for even more years to come 🙂
the O My Bag team
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