Utua bags are manufactured out of real leather. You should treat the leather with a neutral-coloured moisturising conditioner twice a year. Let the conditioner slowly have its effect on the leather. Remove the excess conditioner before use if needed with a clean, soft cotton cloth. When well-cared for, you can enjoy you Utua bag for a long time!
If you bag has got wet in the rain, let the bag slowly dry out in a place shaded from sunshine or from other heat source. When the bag is dry, you can treat it with a neutral-coloured, moisturising conditioner. Don’t rub a wet bag, as rubbing can destroy the leather’s surface structure! Also note that a wet product made out of real leather can release colour!
Store the bag filled in its storage pouch. If you get stains on the bag, clean it with cotton fabric, which has been dipped into warm water and Marseille soap or use a special leather treatment product meant for cleaning leather products. You can also protect your bag with a moisture protecting spray, which also protects your bag from dirt.
Remember that leather is an authentic, nature’s product! Real leather can stretch if you stretch it. Stretching can be caused by carrying too heavy loads in your bag or filling your bag too full.
A Utua bag is an authentic, handmade leather product. Leather’s natural nature means that leather surface has textures, and the colours of leather products vary. When treated carefully, your Utua bag lasts well for a long time and ages beautifully!
VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER
Vegetable tanned leather is a natural and ecological choice. The surface of the leather slowly becomes beautifully covered with patina and shows the marks that are created with time. When you get scratches and marks on your bag, you can even them out by rubbing the leather with your finger. Grease from your finger works as a treatment. Vegetable tanned leather is slightly more delicate what comes to damp and dirt, so we recommend you treat it with, for instance, Carbon Pro spray before use. Vegetable tanning is done with tannins derived from natural materials, and all leather bag colourings are thus unique.
Please take a good care of your new product!