If you own an Italian leather handbag from Alinari Firenze, it's important to take proper care of it to ensure it stays in top condition for years to come. To keep your handbag looking beautiful, here are some tips:

  1. Avoid direct sunlight and heat: Keep your handbag away from direct sunlight and heat sources as leather can dry out and fade with prolonged exposure.

  2. Keep it clean: Wipe your handbag with a soft, damp cloth regularly to remove any dirt or dust that has accumulated. For stubborn stains, use a leather cleaner designed specifically for Italian leather.

  3. Moisturize: Leather needs to be moisturized to maintain its suppleness and prevent cracking. Use a leather conditioner every six months to keep your handbag in top condition.

  4. Store properly: Store your handbag in a protective dust bag or box to protect it from harsh light and humidity. Avoid storing it in plastic as this can trap moisture and damage the leather.

  5. Handle with care: Avoid overloading your handbag or carrying heavy items as this can strain the straps and hardware. Also, be careful not to snag or scratch the leather on sharp objects.

It's also important to note that each leather skin has unique characteristics that may result in creasing or color changes over time, which is a natural feature of leather. Avoid exposing leather products to extreme heat, direct sunlight, and contact with water, oils, perfumes, or cosmetics. Our specially tanned return-to-nature leather may darken over time and should be protected from rain spots and watermarks with our Chambers Wax.

For products made of seagrass and straw, avoid over-filling your bag to preserve its original shape and keep it away from humidity and heat to avoid damage to the delicate, naturally harvested material.

Finally, be cautious of color transfer as our products are made of unique, natural materials that may transfer color onto other fabrics or upholstery. Avoid contact with light-colored fabrics, extreme heat, and direct sunlight.