Our luxe leather bags and accessories are crafted in premium full grain pebbled leather. When cared for correctly, leather is a durable material that ages beautifully.
The exterior of your Alf bag has been waterproof treated, so you can wipe away dust and dirt with a damp cloth. The interior lining can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth or baby wipe.
Always use special leather products to protect and spot clean your bags and leather accessories. We recommend spraying/treating your bag with some waterproofer at the beginning of each season to ensure the leather stays in premium condition.
If your beloved Alf gets wet, simple wipe the excess water off and dry with a cloth. Leave to dry out naturally; never use heat to dry leather.
Spot clean or hand wash the padded changing mat.
Our custom printed leather should be treated as above. Waterproof or regularly Scotchgard™ to make cleaning easier, particularly light coloured leather prints.
We recommend caring and treating for your vegan leather in the same way you would a genuine leather piece, as listed above. Where possible we suggest avoiding contact with rough and abrasive surfaces. Waterproof or regularly Scotchgard™ to make cleaning easier.
Should your zips feel stiff when your Alf bag is brand new, rub a beeswax candle or some lead pencil along the zipper to help it glide with ease.
Ensure you only zip and unzip your bag when the zipper is flat and straight. Excessive pulling or tugging on the zip may cause the zip head to bend and the zip teeth misalign. It is a customer's responsibility to take care of the zip and not overfill the bag.
Just like all zips, we recommend having your zip serviced occasionally to ensure the teeth are still in good condition. In the unlikely event that your zipper jams, the teeth bend or the zip may becomes loose, your local cobbler should be able to either unjam or tighten your zip if required.
Although leather is considered to be a tough and durable material it is also a natural fibre and any abrasions or deep scratches will show up and damage the leather. Should you scratch the leather on your bag during use - please treat this as you would a pair of leather shoes. You can treat the leather on the bag with the correct colour shoe polish/wax.
Zorbel or leather conditioner is a great way to give life to surface scratches and dry or dull leather. Always do a test patch first and follow product instructions.
Just like our skin, leather is unique and you may notice very minor bumps or wrinkles on the surface of your bag. These wrinkles will become softer and likely increase over time with natural wear.
Nylon is a hardy fabric, however like any material it does require occasional care.
To clean your nylon after a spill, blot up excess coffee with a clean, dry white cloth. Soak the stain with a white cloth soaked in a solution of warm water, drop of dishwashing detergent (not laundry detergent) and 1 tsp of white vinegar for 15 minutes. Rinse the stained area with warm water and let it air dry.