Care for the things you have

Mokoko Fold Handbag in blue vegetable tanned leather is treated with colorless beeswax based leather cream.

We believe that taking care of the things we own is the most environmentally friendly way to behave, especially when it has already taken so many natural resources to be produced. Leather is one of those materials and with proper care a leather product can last another lifetime.

Vegetable tanned leather is a material with many natural characteristics, like wood, that ages beautifully and gains a desired vintage look. The colors get darker and with use the surface develops a unique shine called patina. The process of leather ageing can be quickened but it is not possible to avoid.

We have used various colorless leather creams and waxes that are avaliable in supermarkets and contain beeswax. The basic concept of leather care is to always test the leather care product in less noticed area before applying it to all over the product. We recommend using a leather wax or cream with no colour and apply it with a clean sponge or soft cloth in circular motion on the surface of the product and then use another clean cloth to remove the excess.

various leather care products

Please keep in mind that due to being a natural material, continuous direct sunlight can cause rapid change in colour, especially on lighter shades of leathers and bright colors. Natural vegetable tanned leather is especially sensitive to sunlight and moisture, so we recommend using a water repellent spray on it once in a while which helps to maintain the appearance as long as possible during use.

Mokoko Fold Wallet red black dotted and water repellent spray.