Understanding your Leather and Suede Garments
Most leather and suede garments will clean beautifully when
processed by a professional suede and leather cleaner. However,
there are some exceptions, due to the quality and/or condition of
the skins. The increased consumer demand for leathers and suedes has
underscored the need for accurate information for the general
public, drycleaners, retailers and manufacturers concerning all
types of leathers. The purpose of this blog is not to maximize
or minimize any problems, but rather to advise of their existence.
For the best care for your leather and suedes, follow these helpful hints below:
AT THE MOMENT OF PURCHASE
• Read care labels and hang tags carefully…Save them!
AT THE TIME OF WEARING
• Wear a scarf around your neck to prevent the garment
Avoid storing in areas of extreme temperature, wetness
DO NOT PUT THE GARMENT IN HEAT.
After drying, a high density type sponge will raise the nap again. If the wet garment is dirty, it may need professional cleaning.
• Suedes can be brushed clean with a sponge, rubber
AT THE TIME OF CLEANING
• Genuine suede and leather requires special processing to
• Inspect your garments immediately.
Do not wait several months before you remove them from the bag.
Did you know?
Leather and suede may occasionally vary or change colour depending on how it was processed, refinished and finished from the original garment. In addition, it may be one or more of the reasons like basic dye penetration, oxidiation and sun fading, the variations of smooth leather (fininshed or unfinished, nude/cuir savage skins or antiqued leather.
Pop in today at elaundry for a consultation about your leather and suede cleaning journey. Sure we clean leather jackets, but handbag, shoe and handbag lining cleaning are one of our very popular services! Together we can encourage your garment or accessory longevity, intergrity and best possible outcome when cleaning your leather and suede.
This wonderful update is an extract from our Understanding you Leather and Suede Garments Brochure – DIA Dry-cleaning Institute Australia, , Blairgowrie, VIC 3942.