How to Take Care of Your Leather Accessories

How to Take Care of Your Leather Accessories

Cleaning and Conditioning Your Leather


Understanding the type of leather used in your Tôle products is the first step in proper care. Our accessories are crafted from premium, full-grain leather, known for its durability and natural beauty. This type of leather retains its natural imperfections and marks, adding to its unique character over time. Such high-quality leather requires regular cleaning to maintain its pristine condition. Daily exposure to dust and dirt can dull its appearance, so it’s essential to gently wipe down your leather accessories with a soft, dry cloth. For deeper cleaning, use a leather-specific cleaner applied with a soft cloth in circular motions to lift dirt without stripping the leather of its natural oils.

Conditioning is a crucial step in leather care, akin to moisturizing your skin. Leather can dry out and crack without proper conditioning, losing its supple texture and rich color. Choose a high-quality leather conditioner free from harmful substances like petroleum and silicone, which can clog the leather’s pores. Apply the conditioner sparingly with a soft cloth, allowing it to absorb over a few hours, and then wipe off any excess. This routine helps keep the leather soft, hydrated, and looking its best.

Protecting and Storing Your Leather

Protection is another vital aspect of leather care, particularly against moisture. Although leather has some natural resistance, prolonged exposure to water can cause stains and damage. Using a leather protector spray can create a water-resistant barrier, especially for items frequently exposed to the elements, like bags and wallets. However, in case your leather accessory gets wet, blot the excess moisture with a dry cloth and let it air dry naturally. Avoid using artificial heat sources, as they can cause the leather to stiffen and crack.

Storing your leather accessories correctly also plays a significant role in maintaining their condition. Direct sunlight can fade and dry out the leather, so it’s best to store your Tôle items in a cool, shaded place. Use dust bags to protect them from dust and accidental spills when not in use. For larger items like bags, stuffing them with acid-free tissue paper can help maintain their shape. It’s important to avoid plastic bags for storage as they can trap moisture and cause mildew, preventing the leather from breathing.

Handling Stains and Avoiding Common Mistakes

Handling stains promptly and appropriately can prevent long-term damage to your leather accessories. For oil and grease stains, blot the excess with a clean cloth and apply cornstarch or baking soda to absorb the oil. Ink stains can be particularly challenging, so using a cleaner specifically designed for ink removal is advisable, with a patch test on an inconspicuous area first. For other stains, a damp cloth and mild soap can work wonders, followed by air drying completely.

Avoiding common mistakes is essential in leather care. Always conduct a patch test before using any cleaning product to ensure it doesn’t discolor or damage the leather. Overloading pockets and bags can stretch the leather and cause it to lose its shape, so keeping your accessories minimally filled helps maintain their form and functionality. Regular maintenance is key; leather care is not a one-time task but a continuous process of cleaning, conditioning, and proper storage.


Investing in Tôle’s premium leather accessories means investing in timeless elegance and sophistication. By following these care tips, you can ensure your leather pieces remain as stunning as the day you first laid eyes on them. Remember, true luxury lies in the details, and maintaining your Tôle with care is part of that luxury experience. Cherish your Tôle, and it will continue to be a testament to your impeccable taste for years to come. Proper care not only preserves the beauty of your accessories but also enhances their longevity, making them a lasting part of your style and heritage.