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Caution

 Few rules, suggestions and recommendations for caring for your Oran Leather and Rugged Hide products:

Never expose your Leather bag to a direct sunlight!

While sunlight possesses a few redeeming qualities, such as giving us a steady supply of Vitamin D and disinfecting things, it can also be very harmful to any natural substance exposed to it too much. Sunlight acts as a natural bleaching agent: it dries and cracks leather, causes it to age prematurely, and fades color.

UV rays are known to not only draw moisture out of your leather’s fibres, but also dislocate vital natural oils that cannot be replenished. During the preparation stages of making leather, leather is soaked in various chemicals and solutions to prevent it from decomposing. These preservatives are supposed to keep it alive for a really long time, but if they are depleted prematurely by sunlight or heat, the leather will resume its decomposition. At this point, there’s not much you can do to save your leather.

Avoid excess heat and damp

If leather gets too wet, dry it slowly. Speed drying leather changes its chemical structure, you will end up with stiff crinkle and cracks in the leather. So aim for room temperature drying with gentle air rather than direct heater. And keep it in the shape you want it to end up, as leather will remember the shape it was when wet.

If leather gets too dry: Rub something moist into it. Pick a light leather dressing or cream that is made from reasonably natural ingredients and doesn’t have pigment.

Be gentle

If leather gets dirty: Just use a damp cloth. You don’t want to be putting any soaps or foreign substances in there. Use a microfibre cloth and WIPE gently, no excessive rubbing.

Minimal

Leather stretches, and will not shrink back. If you start to overfill a wallet, it will never really return to its former taut self. If you stretch a leather bag when wet or very humid, it will stretch even faster. Just learn to carry the right amount. This will save your beautiful Oran Leather or Rugged Hide bag as well as your back, neck and shoulders.

Let it breath

Don’t wrap and keep your Oran Leather or Rugged Hide product in plastic, leather needs to breath. Avoiding mildew is very important. Keep your leather in a well ventilated area or use moisture absorbers in your cupboard or drawer.

Pick it up

Don’t put your bag (any of them) on the floor, especially when using public toilets. Hang your bag, place it on your lap, or pull up a chair for it. Your bag will pick up dirt which, is hard to clean and germs, which you then transfer onto every surface and into your home.