Here at Sarge Leather Company, we specialize in everyday leather, and one of our most popular products is our leather backpacks — especially our Julia backpack. Leather products are an investment, but they can last for a lifetime with proper care. In today’s blog post, we’re sharing steps to properly care for your leather backpack. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’re looking for high-quality leather goods, shop our collections.
Cleaning Your Leather Backpack
Depending on how often you use your leather backpack, you’ll want to clean it every few months or so. To clean the surface of your backpack, start by dusting it with a soft cloth. If there are any stubborn dirt spots, you can lightly dampen the cloth with water and gently rub the area. Avoid using harsh chemicals or soaking the leather, as this can damage the material.
If you need to clean the inside of your backpack, start by removing any loose dirt with a vacuum attachment or dust brush. Then, use a mild soap and water solution to spot clean any stains. Once you’ve cleaned the area, be sure to dry it completely before putting anything back inside your backpack.
Conditioning Your Leather Backpack
Just like your skin, leather needs to be moisturized to stay healthy and looking its best. To condition your leather backpack, start by using a clean cloth to apply a small amount of leather conditioner. Once you’ve applied the conditioner, allow it to soak in for about 15 minutes before buffing it with a soft cloth.
If you live in a dry climate or if your backpack gets a lot of sun exposure, you may need to condition it more often. We recommend conditioning your leather backpack at least once a quarter, but you can adjust this based on your specific needs.
Storing Your Leather Backpack
When you’re not using your leather backpack, it’s important to store it properly to keep it in good condition. Avoid storing your backpack in direct sunlight or in a humid environment, as both can cause the leather to crack and fade. If possible, store your backpack in a breathable bag or dust cover when you’re not using it.
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Taking care of your leather backpack is easy if you follow these simple steps. Be sure to clean and condition it regularly, and store it in a safe place when you’re not using it. With proper care, your leather backpack will last for years to come. Shop leather goods from Sarge Leather Company today!