leather care


care of your fiveleft leather

vegetable tanned leather...

All of our leathergoods are made with leather that has been tanned using extracts from the mimosa plant. Because this process uses very little toxic chemicals, the leather is rigid in the beginning and will quickly soften with use.

 

hand dyed colour...

All of the texture and colour you see is done by hand in our Vancouver, BC studio. Care should be taken in the first month of use as colour may transfer to light colour clothing. Some colours may shift with time, as not all pigments are equally lightfast. Blacks, browns, and reds are the most stable.

 

long term care...

A lot of care has been taken to make each fiveleft piece last a lifetime. After a couple of years of use the leather may need conditioning with a quality leather conditioner or saddle soap. We recommend Fiebing or Lexol leather products, and suggest not using animal based oils as they can dissolve stitching.