How to care for your goat leather bag
Our goat leather bags are finished in a very natural way, and is different to most leather products you may already own such as shoes and furniture which often have a surface finish on the leather. The goat leather is vegetable tanned, and then has a vegetable oil finish. The colour of the leather is achieved by a natural process, they are not dyed or stained, and variations in colour are a natural effect.
Because the leather has an oiled finish, your bag will be water resistant, but not water proof. You can use a beeswax type leather waterproofer if you want to make it even more water resistant.
Occasionally you may find the leather begins to feel dry, you can simply use a leather conditioning cream, rub in with a soft cloth and this will soften and moisturize the leather, preventing it from drying out too much. If you do allow the leather to dry out, it may cause cracking of the leather.
The leather has a natural smell, and the oil also has a slight smell, and the smell does fade over time, usually within one to two months. You may want to alter the natural smell by using a leather cream which has a fragrance, for example some creams have tea tree, or similar frangrance. Some customers have put a small bunch of lavender or a ball of cotton wool with essential oil applied to it inside the bag to add their own aroma to the bag.