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LEATHER CARE

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Cooler weather is on its way, and with that change in the weather; our wardrobes will be changing too.  Leather coats, skirts, and jackets are an expensive addition to your wardrobe, and if cared for properly, can be worn for many years.

Leather is a tanned and treated animal skin.  These animal skins are porous and need to be treated with care to retain their beauty.  Here are a few tips to help keep your leather clothing in tip top shape:

Treat the garment with a leather protector.  This is an inexpensive way to preserve the item and protect it from drying out.  It also makes it easier to clean.

  • Keep your garment dry.  If your leather garment should become wet, allow the garment to air  dry.
  • Always hang your leather coat or jacket on a wide wooden hanger to retain its shape.
  • Store leather garments in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
  • Do not store leather garments in plastic bags.  If you want to cover them, use a cotton clothing bag that can breathe, or wrap a cotton sheet around it.
  • If you should have stains on your leather garment, be sure to have it professionally cleaned ASAP.  The stains will be easier to remove.

Black jacket photo – clothingtutor.com

Dress photo –  Hubpages.com

Motorcycle photo – Daily-freepics.net

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Written by koalatycleaners

September 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

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