Leather clothes and lingerie can remain good looking for many years. It is Rather important that you keep in mind the key issues of protecting your leather.
Being a natural skin, leather will definitely mold if it is not well exposed to air. For that reason avoid storing leather products in air tight containers or plastic bags. It is rather recommended the you properly hung in a we’ll aerated environment and the cover it with a small clothe to keep dust away. Hanging the item on the hung will enable the item remain in shape. If it gets wrinkled, use an iron but a very low heat. It is not good to use steam and remember to put a cloth between the iron and the leather material while ironing to avoid over heating the garment.
Fortunately most of the dry cleaners provide professional cleaning services for leather items. You can use their services in case you item has stains or requires deep cleaning. You can use saddle soap to clean your items while at home. You may decide to use leather-polish to polish the garment to give it a new appearance. And to wipe away any dust, use a a damp light cloth. Remember never at any time expose your garment to excessive wetness or eve n use a washing machine.
In case your leather items ever get wet, hang them to allow it dry in the air but not exposure to heat. On drying, apply leather conditioner to ensure that it remains strong. If you are sure that your leather garment will get wet, then as a preventative measure, use a water repellant on it.
Having a leather garment in your wardrobe is an added feature because such clothing can be worn in all seasons of the year. Being a breathable fabric if worn it is not over hot in summer and during the cold weather will certainly provide you with the adequate heat you require. If properly taken good care of, the leather garment will appear new for years.
Leather Industries Uganda Ltd.
Author: Sandra Nans