ABOUT OUR LEATHERS
We are strong believers in supporting local businesses and our products are proudly designed and made in London. Producing first-class leather products starts with the finest materials. Here at Danielle Foster we create beautiful leather products from the most exquisite leather. We make it our responsibility to select only the finest hides to ensure our customers get a lifetime product.
We use a number of different leathers, one being Vegetable tanned leather. Due to the unique nature of this leather the colour will change over time, which is a key characteristic of vegetable tanned leather. Each skin will have tonal variations as well as marks or scars that are part of the inherent nature of the material. Suede is another type of leather that we use. When wearing our suede products, please be aware of colour transferral. Refrain from wearing with lighter coloured clothing and in the rain. Suede will never be completely uniform, but that is part of its desirability. We advise protecting the suede before use.
The best way to clean any leather is to wipe it gently with a soft damp cloth, then leave it to dry naturally. Applying a little bit of leather balm once in a while will help prevent the leather from day to day stains, as well as Scuffs. We advise our customers to avoid using our leather goods in very wet conditions. If they get wet, leave out to dry naturally, away from strong heat sources. Once dry, check for any watermarks and apply a little leather polish or balm if necessary (this doesn’t apply to our suede products). However grease, perfumes; biro inks and direct light or heat may leave permanent damage.
Do not overstuff your leather bag. Leather is naturally a supple material so will take shape easily, which you may or may not want. In any case, please avoid compressing your leather accessories for prolonged periods as this will also deform the items and can strain the stitching.