Product Care


At Arlington Milne we strive to offer our customers quality products constructed from only the finest materials. Our leathers are hand chosen for their quality and unique appearance. Leather is designed to age! Like any skin, appearance will change over time. Small imperfections and variances are a natural occurence in leather, treat this as a unique feature and not a fault. Product returns will not accepted on the basis. Leather needs your love!


LEATHER
Leather is the combination of raw hides from animals & the process of tanning. Tanning agents are used to convert the raw skin or hide into a stable non-perishable material. Most tanneries apply complex coatings onto the leathers to increase their stain and wear resistance. The concept of good leather care is to maintain these coatings for as long as possible. When allowed to build up, grime, dust, body oils and food stains can breakdown the coatings which may change the condition and appearance of your leather item.


CHARACTERISTICS OF LEATHER
Leather is a natural material and therefore inconsistency of colour and texture is a unique characteristic. Leather is designed to age with wear, and may fade and soften over time. Arlington Milne is renowned for using leather with a particularly soft hand feel. It is important to note that in order to achieve this suppleness, the leather is more prone to softening and stretching over time and extra care should be taken with these types of bags. Light color leather is prone to absorbing other dye stuffs it comes into contact with, so please take care when wearing items like denim with a light colored bag or shoes.


CARE TIPS
To keep your leather products looking their best, please follow the steps below.


PROTECTION
All leather should be protected before wearing. A good protector should also be applied regularly to help resist the effects of daily soiling. Using a protector will help to prevent light color leathers absorbing unstable dye stuffs such as denim, but this is not guaranteed. Always take extra care when wearing light colored bags with dark denim. Leather is best kept out of direct sunlight.


CLEANING
Most leather can be cleaned but it is important to find the correct cleaner for your leather item. Your local shoe repairer will be able to recommend the most suitable product. Always test it first and remember to protect your item again after cleaning.


POLISHING
Polishing is a great way to remove fingerprints and dust from your leather items, particularly high shine leathers such as patent. We recommend using your Arlington Milne cover bag to polish your item.


STORING
We recommend storing your leather items in the Arlington Milne cover bag when not in use. Never store any leather items in plastic as they cannot breathe and always store them in a cool, dry place away from heat.


RESPONSIBILITY
If a leather product is handled without respect, it will react accordingly. Arlington Milne is neither responsible nor liable for product that is handled in this manner.


USAGE
Do not overfill your Arlington Milne bag.
The fittings & leather used are manufactured to a specific weight & will not stand heavy objects or overfilling. 
Always store your products in the dust cover provided, when not in use.