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Akire Care

How To Care For Akire Leather Bags.

We all have to remember that leather is in fact skin.
The skin can dry, crack, and have stains and warps, the most foolproof way to keep any leather from prematurely aging is to give it some care once in a while.
Akire bags need to stand the test of time and for us to accomplish that mission we do need to give love and care and maintain the design creation.

Steps on how to treat our Akire leather bag collection.

  • Clean the bag with a wet cloth or damp cloth preferably made of natural fibers or breathable fabrics.
  • Wipe down your Akire Leather bag 1-2 times per week depending on use and accumulated dirt and grime without soap because its chemicals can ruin leather over time.
  • Condition Leather or cream moisturizes the bag so it doesn’t crack or dry out. The leather will soak up the cream or conditioner, just like your skin would soak up moisturizer.
  • Condition the leather bags every 3-6 months, sometimes more depending on the environment and season.

Leather conditioners and creams are like lotion and are to be gently rubbed into leather.
Note: Conditioners and creams don’t waterproof your Akire leather bags despite our bags being treated to a certain requirement but you can solely shop for the waterproof creams when needed.

  • Natural and neutral creams are suited to avoid changing the hue of your leather.
  • Polishing the Akire bags depends on your desired preference for how you want your bag to look, this is to have a shine on your bag rather than protecting it.
  • Polish will do the trick when you want to have a shiny or glossy look on your Akire bag, just for aesthetic purposes.

Leather needs to breathe.

Just like skin, leather needs some ventilation to prevent mildew and rot. Air can naturally pass through leather, leaving moisture to evaporate naturally.

  • Don’t store your Akire bags in plastic or sealed plastic bags.
  • Use breathable fabrics to store your bag or you can store them in the box that came with it

Keep Leather away from direct sunlight/Heat

If the Akire bag gets water or gets waterlogged, please don’t use a hair dryer or heater to speed up the process. Just like skin and other fabrics, when leather gets wet and heated right away, it can shrink and dry out too quickly.
Rather, let it dry naturally, even if it takes a couple of days.
Waterproof your bags only when you are in extreme conditions and environment (snow, sea, and experience heavy rains).
It’s advisable to know which leather manufacturing brands are of good quality for creaming,polishing and waterproofing in your country.

Suede bag collection.

Do not wipe, rub, or scrub your suede vigorously. When the soft, delicate hairs get wet they will tense up and become brittle, making them easy to rip off.
It’s advisable to know which leather manufacturing brands are of good quality for creaming,polishing and waterproofing in your country.

Brush the suede thoroughly all over the surface, working in back-and-forth motions only.

Don’t make circles or push the nap in different directions. Regular brushing is the best way to keep suede looking good and remove dust or light stains.
We will continue to update the maintenance of different types of skin leathers on limited designed collections.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any more queries.


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