Pirarucu Fish Leather
Fish leather doesn’t require any special care, but it should not be exposed to heavy rain and direct sunlight for long periods. The distinctive texture and look of the scales will change over time, but this is a natural process and we feel that it adds to the uniqueness of each product.
There is no need to use a waterproofing or protectant spray.
Vegetable-Tanned Cow Leather
We use 100% vegetable-tanned cow leather for our linings and straps where required. This leather can be treated with conventional leather grease, but please spot-test first.
As this leather is processed naturally, like the fish leather, it will develop a patina over time. This leather is also very soft to the touch and may scratch, however, these marks can be rubbed away by hand and will eventually blend into the patina.
Please note that due to the use of natural dyes, there is the possibility of colour transfer from darker colourways onto clothing. You can avoid this by not wearing the bag directly on top of light-coloured clothing at first or by rubbing away any excess dye off of the leather before use.
It is possible that the metal components of each bag may darken over time and the black matte finish may wear off gradually due to natural reactions to skin and the environment. Any tarnishing, however, can be polished away.