Leather Care FAQ

πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Why isn't your leather waterproof?πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

All leather is a natural skin, it retains moisture, gets dry and can warp and crack without proper care.. Just like us ;)Β 

I use only the best eco & health conscious products - vegetable tanned leathers and eco-flo, environmentally safe stains and varnishes. The varnishes are water-resistant but by no means waterproof. In order to get the permanent, water-proof finishes like you have on shoes, jackets and the like - we would have to use a toxic stain and finish that you can't even buy in California. It causes Cancer. Boo.

So, we create a totally safe product that just needs a bit of your love and care. If it's a piece of jewelry or pet collar, remove before bathing, swimming, showering or hand washing.. if it does happen to get a splash on it, allow it to dry fully, don't wipe or rub it.

You may want to condition your pieces over time, you can find wonderful conditioning cremes like Tandy's Leather Conditioner to make your pieces supple and rejuvenate them... This cream is a combination of natural and synthetic wax emulsions (with bees wax) and does an amazing job!


πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Leather FAQ (please read)πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

~Leather is a natural skin and can vary greatly
~Each piece will have it's own unique grain - some have very little to no noticeable grain, other pieces have tons! Your piece (unless it's the ready made one in the photo) will vary from what you see in the listing.
~Leather stains differently. The same stain can be used on 10 pieces and come out in 10 different shades. They will all be similar but there will be slight variances in shade.
~Sometimes a natural, unstained piece looks completely smooth and solid but when stained, patterns can emerge - showing maybe 2 different colors, kinda like the way a Holstein looks...
~letters are hand stamped, one by one, they won't always be razor straight but hey, I like it that way! ;)
~the leather is finished with a water-resistant varnish, it is not waterproof! Please remove leather jewelry before showering, bathing, swimming and washing your hands. Leather can warp and over time, some stain can wash away.
~Every piece comes wrapped and packed with info and care instructions.
~If you follow my Instagram page you will get alerted to special coupon codes, be the first to see new designs, enter giveaways and more! @mesadreamsleather

πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Leather CARE ::: Super Important:::πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

Leather is a natural skin and is not waterproof.. All my pieces are coated in a water-resistant vanish that will keep it safe from the occasional drop here and there but please, do not immerse in water for any length of time. The leather will absorb water, warp and the stain will wash away - repeated exposure to water eventually rots leather and weakens it to the point it will snap with any pressure.

Just like your leather jacket or shoes, over time you may want to condition the leather and reseal it.. there are many great leather care products on the market, plus you can take it to a shoe repair shop and they will freshen it up for you!