Product Care

The Nancybird collection is mostly made from leather, linen, silk, wool and cotton. The nature of the materials and processes used means that there are sometimes variations in colour, print, feel, and surface. We do not consider these to be flaws or faults, rather they are part of the beauty of natural materials.

 

Leather Care

About the leather we use:

  • The leather we use will wear and soften with age
  • Some leathers are prone to fading
  • There can be naturally occurring variations on leather such as scar marks, creases and colour variation – these are not considered faults
  • Our items are not made for “heavy duty” usage due to the natural fabrics and leather used
  • Store your leather items in the dust bag provided when not in use
  • Be aware that the dye used in denim jeans is not stable and can easily transfer onto leather, especially lighter coloured leather
  • Lighter coloured leather is prone to marking and a higher level of care is recommended
  • Leather including hardware must be kept dry
  • Screw in hardware may need occasional tightening as they loosen wth wear

To care for your leather:

  • Any superficial scratches can usually be wiped away with a clean damp cloth. Wipe gently and evenly over the entire panel and leave to dry naturally
  • If this method does not produce optimal results, we then recommend using our Nancybird Leather Conditioner. This product evens tone, conditions and protects - always follow instructions carefully
  • We recommend using Waproo Water and Stain Protector upon purchase of your item, then at regular intervals depending on the use – always follow manufacturers instructions
  • We ONLY recommend Waproo Water and Stain Protector and Nancybird Leather Conditioner
  • We DO NOT recommend wipe on/off or “polishing” conditioner
  • Cleaning, conditioning and upkeep of your item can be performed by a leather professional like Evan’s Bag Repairs

If you want to learn more about caring for your product CLICK HERE to watch our instructional video

 

Footwear Care 

  • We recommend using Waproo Water and Stain Protector upon purchase of your item, then at regular intervals depending on the use – always follow manufacturers instructions
  • Store your shoes in a dry, ventilated place to let the leather breathe
  • Clean your shoes on a regular basis and reapply leather protector
  • Don’t dry leather with a direct heat source, let damp or wet leather dry naturally

 

Garment Care

Silk:

  • Iron on cool setting
  • Dry clean only

 

Linen/Viscose:

  • Cool hand wash 
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Iron on cool setting
  • Dry cleanable

 

Wool/Silk:

  • Dry clean only
  • Iron on cool setting

 

Knitted Merino Wool:

  • Cool hand wash 
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Iron on cool setting
  • Dry cleanable


Tencel:

  • Warm gentle machine wash 
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Iron on warm setting
  • Dry cleanable

 

Silk/Cotton:

  • Cool hand wash 
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Iron on warm setting
  • Dry cleanable

 

HOME Care


Bed Linen:

  • Gentle cold machine wash separately with mild detergent
  • Do not soak
  • Line drying recommended or cool tumble dry
  • Hot iron on reverse side of fabric

 

Embroidered Cushions:

  • Dry clean only