Here’s how you can take care of leather bags during the monsoon
August 02, 2022, 10:22 a.m.
3 minute read
It can be a bit tricky to dress up and flaunt your leather accessories during the rainy season.
During the monsoon, fungal spores are present in the air and tend to grow on leather goods like bags, making them susceptible to mold.
Do not worry ! We can help you take care of your priced goods with a few tips and prevent them from getting damaged.
Dry your bags properly; keep them out of direct sunlight
Avoid storing your leather bags as soon as you get home. Instead, keep your bag under a ceiling fan for a few hours to let it dry properly and air out.
If you are in a hurry and are leaving your leather bag to dry in direct sunlight or near a heater, stop now!
Extreme temperatures and direct sunlight can damage leather goods.
Polish them well and store them properly
Just like shoes, be sure to shine your leather bags at regular intervals to protect them from moisture and restore the balance of natural oils.
Polishing increases the natural shine of the leather extending the shelf life of the bag.
Stuff the bag with newspapers to maintain its shape and prevent it from creasing or folding.
Wrap it in a cloth and put it in a box for storage.
Let the bag breathe; brush and wipe frequently
In order to avoid rotting and mold, ensure sufficient ventilation of the leather.
If your leather bag is well sealed, air naturally cannot pass through it. So take it out and air it out frequently.
Wipe and brush your leather bags with a microfiber cloth or soft bristle brush immediately after use to prevent dirt and dust from building up on them.
Use leather conditioner
Use a leather conditioner and apply it to areas of your bag that have been wet or damp. Use a small amount at first and gradually increase.
A conditioner will keep the bag protected and soft by lubricating the leather and reducing friction.
It can also improve the appearance of the bag and make it more durable.
Use baking soda to prevent bad odors
Sprinkle baking soda inside your leather bag to keep it fresh and odor free and to reduce the moisture content in the bag.
After sprinkling the baking soda, close the bag and give it a few hours to absorb the smell.
You can also get rid of excess moisture inside the bag by using a hair dryer on a low to cool setting.