Maintaining vegan leather bags is essential if you want your bag to look good for a long time. Bags get dirty, get wet and get worn-out. Keep them looking good by following a few simple care procedures that will keep your bag looking new longer. Keeping a clean appearance of your bag can be challenging. It’s not only the natural appearance that makes people look twice but also because it hides any dirt that may have accumulated over time. There are several things you need to know about maintaining your vegan leather bag so it stays beautiful for a long time.
Dry Your Bag Immediately After Use
Gone are the days when you could put your bag in the closet to dry. In fact, putting your bag in the closet may cause it to mildew. To keep your bag looking good, you need to dry it immediately after use. Some folks use a hairdryer to dry their bag. This is unnecessary and often unnecessary. A damp bag can cause mildew growth on your bag and can even cause your bag to rip. The best thing to do is use a towel and gently pat the bag dry. Even if you don’t happen to have a hairdryer with you, you can still dry your bag by placing it on top of a door or a chair that is open to the air. Make sure not to put the bag on the ground or in a moist area. The bag should be dry enough to hang up, but not so dry that it gets wrinkled up.
Scratching leather is one of the most common causes of damage to leather. Scratching leather can cause permanent scarring. To avoid this, make sure not to scratch your bag with keys, credit cards and other sharp objects like combs and jewelry. If you happen to put your bag down on a table or a floor that has some scuff marks or scratches, gently polish them with a soft cloth. You can also use an alcohol-free, hand-cleaning surface spray to polish your bag.
Take Care Of The Stitching
The stitching that connects the panels of your bag should be taken care of. If you don’t take proper care of your stitching, the bag may start to come apart. This is a big problem, since you will have to take the bag to a seamstress to fix the damage. Keep the stitching of your bag clean by washing the bag with warm, soapy water and drying it with a soft cloth. You can also use an all-purpose cleaner that is alcohol-free and bleach-free. Make sure the cleaner you use is appropriate for leather. Cleaning the stitching of your bag with a cleaner that is suitable for plastic and vinyl may cause the stitches to come apart.
Dust And Vacuum Regularly
Dust and dirt accumulate in all corners of your bag, including the inside and outside. Dust is an irritant to the eyes and lungs and is best removed with a feather duster. If you don’t have a duster, you can use a piece of clean cloth to gently dust your bag. Vacuuming your bag regularly will help to reduce the risk of dust collecting in the bag. Vacuum bags made of synthetic materials, since these materials collect dust more easily. If you use a bag made of natural leather, you need to vacuum it more often. Regular vacuuming will also help to keep the leather of your bag soft and supple. This is especially important if you carry heavy items in your bag. If your bag is too soft, it may stretch, causing damage.
Store Carefully Stored Bags
If you store your bag in a place where the temperature is too high or too low, the leather may get dry and crack. If your bag has soft leather, it may even get too soft, making the bag more susceptible to cracking and damage if it is too warm or too cold. To prevent this, store your bag in a cool, dark place. A cupboard or a closet is ideal. Avoid bags that are stored in direct sunlight. If you store your bag improperly, it will lose its shape and may even get damaged. When storing your bag, make sure that the bag is completely dry. If the bag is damp, it will cause those natural fibres to shrink, resulting in a bag that is too small for your bag and a bag that is misshapen.
Vegan leather isn’t as tough as real leather, and it will show wear and tear just like any other leather product. Maintaining your vegan leather bag properly will help it look better for longer. Follow these tips, and your bag will stay looking great for years to come.