Types of Leather
Aniline leather is a very fine leather,commonly oiled or waxed.The oil or wax,added during
the production-process,gives the leather its characteristic and natural looks.
When anilineleather is being treated with a transparent paint and provided with a sheet of this paint,we than call it semi-anilne leather.It makes leather much more suitable for intensive usage.
This sort of leather is pigmentated (dyed) leather finshed with a sheet of protecting lac.It’s surface has normally a machine
made natural structure.This kind of leather is strong and durable.
Nubuck leather is rubbed up aniline leather with a velvet like surface.It has normally been prepared to be dirt-resisting.
Many people prefer this kind of leather.
Maintenance of Leather
The main rule for removing stains is react quickly and don’t let the stain dry up.
One should try to absorb as much as possible of the substance with a tissue or cotton. Immediately dab with warm (not hot)
When the spots have not been deleted,be carefull with using all kinds of products.Please only use those products that have been advised by experts.
A few suggestions:
Use water only. Dab with a tissue or cotton. Be carefull not to use to much water. Allways treat the stain with care. Afterwards
rub the area around the stain gently so we wont get any circkels from the water.
All kinds of oily stains will be removed best by using tallypowder. Provide a bit of powder on the stain. Press lightly and
leave to absorb for a few days.Afterwards remove the tally and the result will be a diminished or even vanished stain.
If you prefer a total cleaning of the leather we would advise you to go to a proffesional or you could inform at the dry-cleaning about their methods.
Leather – A Natural Product
Anyone opting for natural leather is opting for an extraordinary product of nature. This is something we sense from that typical leather feel and the look that only genuine natural leather can give. Each skin and each hide is unique. Because of the very character of leather, scratches, scars and insect stings should not be considered flaws but as the expression of a product which is entirely natural. The same applies to colour and structural fluctuation from one skin to the next of from one hide to the next. This means that a garment made from leather left in its natural state can never be totally indetical in terms of its colour or structure. Customers who feel this to be unacceptable can be pointed towards leather types which have been treated to give their surfaces a uniform all-over covering of colour. Below we have provided some tips and instructions on the best way to look after leather articles, both in-store and in general use:
Most smooth leather types and also lambskin suedes tend to lose the typical leather appearance described above if dry cleaned. For this reason, with many types of leather wewould advise avoiding any kind of dry cleaning. Most leather types can naturally be safely cleaned by a good specialist leather dry cleaner, although it is not reasonable to expect the appearance to remain precisely identical to the original,in our experience, leather qualities which have been foil-coated or embossed may not be dry cleaned under any circumtances. This procedure will frequently result in destroying the foil, or weakening the embossed effect. We also know from experience that, in the case of goatskin suede qualities, a marked colour change frequently results. For these reasons, we use almost exclusively washable goatskin suede.
Most types of smooth leather can be treated with a good leather care lotion.However, this does not apply to ironed leather, as here the lotion can bring about matt areas on the surface. Always test the leather lotion beforehand on a concealed area (e.g. seam test). A general rule of thumb: Excessive leather care should be avoided. A light patina does not detract from the value of leather.
Almost all leathers can and should be impregnated before being worn for the first time, in order to provide improved protection against dirt and moisture. Please always pay attentin to the special labol, and only use good leather impregnation sprays and pay attention to the instructions for use when impregnating. We recommend preferably impregnating twice lightly and leaving the leather to dry in- between. The distance of the spray can to the garment should be at least 20 cm.
Please only iron leather inside out at the wool setting and using an ironing cloth (e.g. lining material). Professionals may also iron the right way out using a large piece of lining material as an intermediate ply. (A smooth kitchen tea towel can possibly also be used.). Note: Do not allow the iron to make contact with the leather.
Never store leather clothes in plastic bags.Use textile bags only for storage.
Instructions for Suede and Lambskin
In the case of antilopskin suede and lambskin slight residues of buffing dust are always to be found initially in the leather or the wool. Users should be aware of this and ideally wear tone-in-tone clothing initally.
Our antilopskin suede is usually washable. Please, pay attention to the care label. The washing instructions are provided on the special label. Minor soiling can be brushed out using a soft brush paying attention to the information provided under “Buffing dust” above.
Please, note the information provided under “Buffing dust”. Brush out minor soiling using a soft brush.
Leather which is left in its natural state and which has not been drum impregnated must be protected against moisture.
With certain colours, water droplet stains can form which change the colour. With other colours, water droplets can result ýn matt areas in the leather which can only be removed with great difficulty or not at all. Customers wishing to be able to wear their garments also when walking in the rain should be pointed towards garments made of drum impregnated leather. Drum- impregnated leather has a somewhat more “spongy” feel than natural leather.Leather which has been allowed to get wet should be dried on shaped hangers with moderate exposure to heat.
Perfume must never be sprayed on to natural leather, as otherwise stains can form. Neither should perfume be applied to the neck or insides of wrists immediately before dressing in leather garments, as the alchol contained in the perfume can draw the dye out of the leather.
In – Store Care
Hangers and leather patches
Garments made of leather should always be hung on the specially provided hangers in order to avoid so-called “hanger horns”.When hanging skirts and trousers, always use leather patches to prevent an impression being left on the leather by grip-type hangers. If leather patches are not used ýt can happen that migration from the the plastic of the hanger takes place on to the leather.Leaving unsightly colour stains. Leather patches should always be the same colour as the leather you are hanging as otherwise colour migration can occur.
Migration of Leather colours
Light and dark coloured leather must never be hang next to each other. As colour migration can occur, i.e. colour passes from one to the other.
Sunlight and UV radiation
Leather in its natural state should never be hang in direct sunlight when airing. It should also not be exposed to strong light radiation, for example in shop Windows. For certain colours, such as light blue, pink light gren, certain shades of red and certain carnel and send colours which are particularly sensetive our bags always carry the relevent instructions.
How To Use
Any leather jacket that Kusadasi Leather had produced for you is made of selected leather pieces and tanned by the most modern procedures to highlight its beauty without altering its natural qualities. As leather is a natural product, it might be influenced by weather conditions such as rain, sunlight, humidity. Minor colour, thickness, stoma differences or small scratches on the surface shall be considered as a proof that your jacket is made of real, natural leather. These differences can not be treated as production defect.
Please kindly take the followings into account in order for you to use your jacket in the best condition for long years.
- Please do not use your jacket on rainy days.
- In case your jacket gets wet, it shall be dried naturally (in a room temperature) on a hanger Please do not use any kind of drier to dry your jacket.
- Leather jackets can not be washed. Please do not use any kind of laundry or drying machine. You can only use professional dry cleaning stores for cleaning your leather jacket.
- Please protect your leather jackets from perfume or make-up.
- While not being used, please store your leather jacket in a cotton dress cover, and on a hanger, which matches with the length of the shoulders from one to another.
- If there are wrinkles on the surface you can iron your jacket using a piece of polyester cloth between the surface of the leather and the iron. Only dry setting of the iron shall be used for ironing leather garments.
- Please receive professional help for maintenance.
- For suede and its kinds: Being shaved on the surface while processing, suede leather might absorb the dust of the leather. This powder may appear on your clothes. That’s why it ıs necessary to brush the jacket regularly not only to get rid of this powder but also to maintain the jacket in good condition.