Learn About Our Leather
Posted: Feb 21 2017
At Man Gun Bear, leather is one of our most used materials and it is a key component in the manufacturing of our luxury men's accessories. All of our leather products are made using the best quality UK sourced cowhide, which is also a waste product of the food, drink and dairy industry, and we pride ourselves on our ethical sourcing and environmental sustainability.
The leather we use in our products is soft and supple from the first use, while also being durable. However, to ensure it remains long lasting and in the best condition your leather products will need some TLC every now and again. Much like us, our leather products will age better if they have been well looked after.
Leather contains a number of natural oils which can get lost over time and will need to be replenished. This is dependent on how the leather item is used, for example a leather wallet that is handled regularly will absorb oil from the skin and will last longer before needing to be conditioned, whereas a less frequently used item may begin to feel stiff quicker. If your goods get wet this can also cause the leather to dry out.
Caring for you Man Gun Bear product is simple and won't take you too long. All you will need is some leather wax conditioner and a soft cloth.
- First, apply a very light coat of conditioner with the cloth or your fingers to the smooth side of the leather and gently rub in a circular motion, making sure to reach all creases.
- Leave your leather to absorb all of the conditioner - this can take between five and twenty minutes, or longer if a heavy coating was applied.
- Once dried, buff with the soft cloth until your leather has a desired shine.
We recommend repeating the process around every six months, or whenever it begins to feel a bit dried out. Your Man Gun Bear products will last longer if they are properly cared for, and with a bit of gentle conditioning, we're sure you'll be able to treasure them for years to come.