Caring For Your Hope & Hart Items

Hope & Hart bags and accessories are made with genuine leather (along with high quality fabrics), because of this the grain and colour of every piece is unique. As leather is a natural product there are always the occasional scar and markings on the hide. We always try our best to avoid these when making our collections.

“Caring for your Hope & Hart bag and accessories is essential to keep it in good condition so it can last a lifetime.” – Jenni Davis

•Markings may appear on the leather surface over time, along with the leather beginning to dull over time.
These are the signs of a well loved bag.

•Try to keep leather out of heavy rainfall.

•Avoid keeping your leather items in direct sunlight this can cause them to fade, along with drying out.

•Do not dry a dampened leather bag with direct heat such as a radiator or hair dryer, leave to dry naturally at room temperature.

•ALWAYS dry leather in the original shape to prevent it from becoming misshapen. The leather will remember the shape once its dry.

•Please be aware that darker fuller fabrics may transfer onto lighter leathers and visa versa. Take extra care to prevent this.

SUEDE

Any spots of water can be left to dry naturally. Any stains or markings can be rubbed gently with a damp cloth or a suede brush.
Be careful of pigment transfer from dark coloured clothing, especially darker denim.
Oil, grease and ink are difficult to remove. Fresh stains such as spilled liquids or food should be removed immediately with a damp cloth.

LEATHER

Any spots of water or rain should be gently wiped into the leather, rather than allowing droplets to just sit on the surface (This can result in water marks appearing once dried). The water marks will dry without a mark.
Be careful of pigment transfer from dark coloured clothing, especially dark denim.
Oil, grease and ink are difficult to remove. Fresh stains such as spilled liquids or food should be removed immediately with a damp cloth or leather cleaner. Usually slight surface markings can be rubbed out with a little bit of pressure using your finger.

FABRICS

We use a variety of fabrics, most of which are able to be gently wiped with a damp cloth.
If the material is too heavily stained alternatively you can hand wash, to remove any stains. Please be aware and avoid getting any leather wet while washing the fabric as it may stretch will not dry in the same shape.