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HANDBAG CARE

 

Handcrafted with Love

All of MacKenzie83's handbags and cuffs are handcrafted by artisans. All styles are detailed and designed in our small studio in New York. Therefore, occasional variations can occur due to our intricate handmade process making each design unique and one-of-a-kind. A safe and above standard work environment is present for all involved in making each item.

 

Leather Note

We use high quality leather for all of our products.

Our vegetable tanned leather is prepared with tree bark, and is free from heavy metals, chemicals and additional coatings. Due to this process, the naked leather may have scratches, scars and stains. These are not flaws but instead add to the character and style of each MacKenzie83 product. Since all of our handbags are handmade using beautiful uncoated leather tanned and dyed with natural techniques, variations in color and texture are the prized characteristics of these methods.  

MacKenzie83 sources leather materials that are exclusively a by-product of the meat industry to minimize our wasteful footprint. Our Farm to Arm® collection is directly sourced from organic free-range farms in the United States.

 

Leather Wear

Leather is a natural material, individual characteristics are exclusive to every single hide. Over time the leather will soften and develop a patina that is unique to the user. Daily activities and use of leather items including sun exposure, handling, water, and conditioning will aid this natural process.

 

Vegetable Tanned

Vegetable tanned leather has unique characteristics and over time, with usage and treatment, will darken and soften. The natural ageing process of unrefined vegetable tanned leather can be fast tracked with sun exposure, constant wear and oil treatment. 

 

Naked Leather

Naked cowhide leather is a premium soft leather that looks and feels natural. Hand selected full grain leather hides are chosen for uniformity as only the highest quality can be used to make naked leather products. Naked leather has been drum dyed, but no other treatments or finishes are applied. This means natural imperfections are not hidden through chemical processes, as in most conventional chrome tanned leathers. This untreated process showcases the leathers natural and individual characteristics.

 

Cleaning & Care

Please know, dark denim or other dyed clothing items can rub off and stain tanned leathers. Exposure to water, oil, makeup, and permanent dyes like this can unfortunately leave permanent stains. We recommend avoiding direct exposure to heat, sunlight and liquids, as this may damage the leather. In the event your handbag gets soiled, immediately try gently wiping the leather with a clean, dry or damp cloth. By regularly caring for your leather your bag will preserve it’s beauty. 

We recommend professional leather dry cleaning services. Various leather conditioners are readily available but please read the label carefully to ensure that the product suits the hide or it may cause more damage then good. 

*Please have all leather cleaned by a professional.

For additional info please email info@mackenzie83.com