Leather is one of the most durable materials out there, but that does not mean it is always stain-proof.
If you find that you have spilled something on your Fado Made accessory, or you set it down in liquid, here are some suggestions to have your item looking new again!

Chrome-Tanned Leather

When it comes to caring for chrome-tanned leather, a simple approach is to take a clean, damp cloth and gently rub the affected area. In case of more persistent stains, leather cleaning wipes, readily available in most stores, particularly in the cleaning or shoe sections, can be used. Most of our products’ exterior leather is chrome-tanned, but if you are uncertain, please feel free to reach out to jamie@fadomadeco.com for confirmation or advice.

For further information on chrome-tanned leather, please refer to our materials page.

Vegetable-Tanned Leather

Vegetable-tanned leather possesses greater porosity, allowing it to naturally age and develop a unique character over time. With regular use and exposure to sunlight, your vegetable-tanned leather items will gradually darken and acquire a beautiful patina—the gradual sheen and charm that emerges on the surface of leather goods. In the event of stains, a small amount of mild facial soap or baby shampoo mixed with water and applied using a clean cloth can be effective. To condition your leather, consider using leather wax or oil as suitable options. It is highly likely that your Fado Made accessory is lined with vegetable-tanned leather unless it is lined with fabric. However, if you have any doubts or require confirmation, please feel free to contact us at jamie@fadomadeco.com for assistance or guidance.

For further information on vegetable-tanned leather, please refer to our materials page.

How to Store Your Fado Made Accessories

With each purchase, we include a complimentary canvas dust bag to enhance your experience. We strongly recommend storing your leather goods in these dust bags when they are not in use. This practice not only safeguards them against dust accumulation but also helps prevent premature aging, particularly for vegetable-tanned leather items. In the event that you do not have a dust bag available, you can utilize a canvas tote bag or even a simple paper bag as an alternative. Remember to store your accessories in a low-light environment with controlled humidity for optimal preservation.