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LEATHER CARE

 

  

HANDCRAFTED WITH LOVE

  

All MacKenzie83 handbags and cuffs are handcrafted locally and designed in the 83 studio in New York. Therefore, occasional variations can occur due to our intricate handmade process making each design unique and one-of-a-kind.

    

 

LEATHER NOTE

 

High quality American leather hides are used for all bags and accessories.

 

 

CARE STEPS

 

01  Wipe your bag regularly with a soft, dry cloth.
02  Do not overload your bag. 
03  In case of accidental scratches, reduce by massaging the skin gently.
04  Store in the dust bag for minimal exposure to dust and the elements.
05  When not in use, stuff the bag to maintain its shape.
06  Protect from exposure to extreme sunlight and humidity. 
07  Avoid contact with grease, mud, dirt, rough surfaces and rain. 
08  Extra care should be taken to protect light colored handbags. 

 

 

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. We recommend using Chamberlain's Leather Milk formula #3 leather conditioner on our vegetable tanned leather.

*Please have all leather cleaned by a professional.

    

  

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. 

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. Variations in color and texture are the prized characteristics of using natural and naked leathers. 

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 small family-run, free-range farms in the US.

 

 

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.

 

 

VINTAGE LEATHER

  

Vintage leather is where old meets new. This leather is up-cycled from vintage leather jackets & bags, and made into something new. Please treat with care.

   

 

WARRANTY

 

Our leather pieces are a natural product, and will wear over time as such. We encourage you to envision our accessories as a beautiful evolution, just like a quality pair of jeans, or your favorite leather boots.

In the rare event that you have a defect in craftsmanship or structural integrity of the hardware, we will repair the product to the best of our ability within 12 months of purchase. If the issue is unrepairable we will replace either the section (ex: handbag strap) or full product upon careful analysis. This excludes general wear & tear. Postage cost will be covered by MacKenzie83, unless damage occurred from customer.

 

 

For additional info please email info@mackenzie83.com