To keep your Antelo bag looking at its best you need to understand the leather and how to look after it. This range is made from as natural a leather as you will find. This is a leather that ages beautifully if you take good care of it. Superbly tanned full-grain aniline leather is used, which is the best quality premium leather there is. The surface of this type of leather is intact and shows the natural markings of the hide also known as full-grain leather. There is no cheating with aniline leather and that is why only the smoothest hides are chosen. The full aniline silky finish is achieved by using translucent dyes and waxes which may be susceptible to fading and colour transfer. The natural defects on the leather confirms the authenticity of beautiful leather. It is not heavily coated as this takes away the natural feel of the leather to appreciate the rawness and authenticity.
It is difficult to keep a favourite piece made from aniline leather looking brand new forever. Dirt build-up can and should be removed by wiping down with a dry cloth every week or so. Do NOT spot clean your bag with a wet cloth as this may leave water marks and may result in colour transfer. Water used on any leather will leave a mark if not handled and cleaned correctly. Just like water, oil will get absorbed very quickly into aniline leather. If you are unsure please refer to your nearest leather care specialist to assist in stain removal, to prevent further damage that may occur.
Although fashionable, the indigo dye in dark blue denim can leave stains on light leather items. Even after several washes, the blue dye can still transfer and bleed onto anything it touches. Please take precaution when wearing your favourite Antelo piece with your denims.
Metal hardware: Always treat with care where metal hardware is used – wipe leather and hardware with a damp cloth and dry carefully
To prevent flaking and wrinkling, dab a bit of conditioner on a soft cloth and rub gently all over. The best leather care product we can recommend is a product called Hannicare for all the diesel leather products and Dasco is an amazing range for the treatment of our new Candor leather.