Fabric and Leather Care

FABRIC CARE

On-sight dry cleaning method: Strongly recommended professional cleaning only,  using hot water extraction method. Caution: Provide adequate ventilation during cleaning and drying. Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use. Gently vacuum to restore pile. Dry in shade away from direct heat and sunlight.

Pilling: can occur occasionally as a result of normal daily wear and should not be considered as a fault. Fibre pills can be removed by a battery operated pilling tool available from most haberdashery stores.

In time, fabrics can  develop comfort creases whilst filling materials soften and to some extent flatten with use.

LEATHER CARE

Leather is a natural product, therefore every hide has it’s own unique characteristics that tell the past of a cow. These include: Insect Stings, Thorn Scratches, Neck Wrinkles, Closed Scars, Leather Folds, Veins. The above characteristics are not defects in leather, do not reduce the strength of the leather and are hallmarks of genuine quality leather.

Compared to fabric, a model made in leather may look different when made in fabric, with a variation of different stitching and panels. This is because a leather model will use more pieces, leather is cut from individual hides, whereas fabrics are cut from a roll.

Leather stretching: leather is so pliable you should expect the leather to stretch. The amount of stretch depends on many factors and/or conditions such as: humidity; temperature (hot / cold), weight applied to the leather, the type of foam used in the furniture (hard, soft, etc).

Do not use detergents, solvents or abrasives. Use only leather cleaners & conditioners recommended by your retailer.
Do not dry clean or machine wash.
Protect from direct sunlight and heat sources, both direct and through heating vents.

Vacuum regularly with the soft brush attachment of the
vacuum cleaner to remove dust and grit, then wipe with a soft, colour-fast cloth dampened with plain water. This should be done as often as necessary or at least every 2-3 weeks.
Always clean along any creases that have developed in the leather and pay any particular attention to areas that come in contact with the skin as head-rests, arm-pads or seat cushions.

Special Note: The salts and body oils which occur naturally in human skin can damage the surface of leather if left uncleaned for lengthy periods. In warm or humid weather it is important that leather be wiped over as often as weekly, particularly if the leather has become damp with perspiration or deposits of body oils are
Visible on areas such as head rests.
Ensure non colour fast clothing does not come into contact with light coloured leathers.

Deterioration due to incorrect or inadequate maintenance cannot be considered a fault in the leather and claims due to this will not be entertained.

What leather is used

What is Protected Aniline Leather?
Protected aniline leather is a top grain leather that is dyed for colour and then receives pigment to ensure colour consistency. Without pigment a protected leather is not colour consistent. The pigment also ensures fade resistance and helps the leather wear over time. A clear water based topcoat is applied for additional protection. The natural imperfections of the hide are also less noticeable. Hides average 50-55 square feet. Protected Aniline Leathers are easy to maintain and have maximum resistance to wear, soiling, and fading from light.

The leather used on our product is top grain cowhide that complies with Australian specification standards.

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