As you know, an ostrich is an elegant animal and you can be assured that its leather is also high class. Also, as you may have guessed, ostrich is tremendously popular in fashion, garnering an immediate cult following with trendy ostrich feather hats, sassy handbags, and elegant boots and footwear. This exotic leather’s unique look and texture has led its crusade on endless additional conquests, including skate culture, auto leather, and even sports footwear.
Ostrich Leather Characteristics:
- Abnormally flexible.
- Sturdiest, strongest leather in the world.
- Her hide is naturally filled with oils.
- Very resistant to cracking and stiffness.
- Resistant to elements
- Easy to maintain.
How to Care for Ostrich Leather
- As most ostrich finishes are transparent, is best to keep it in a cool, dry place when not being used, and covered in a clean box or dust bag to prevent dust settlement.
- You will want to avoid exposing your ostrich leather to situations where she’ll get spills or wet, but when that inevitable oversight strikes, remove as much moisture as you can by dabbing it up with a soft, dry cloth. Remember: blot, don’t smear.
- If there is a stain, use a damp cloth when blotting to transfer the substance, and wipe the rest of the leather with another damp cloth to ensure the item dries evenly. Take care of any stains sooner rather than later, before they can set in.
- If an oil or grease stain does set in, no worries! You’ll want to sprinkle talcum powder over the stain to absorb the oil, and wait about an hour. Brush the powder away with a soft cloth (not a brush or paper product), and the stain should be gone.
- Clean off the excess of dirt and dust with a soft cloth prior to cleaning it.
- Wipe the surface of your leather gently and evenly with a damp cloth, and allow it to dry indoors in a cool place away from sunlight and direct heat. Also remember, wipe it evenly across the entire surface, and then wipe off any excess leather cleaner with a dry cloth.
- Lastly, use a conditioner. And remember to tested before in a discreet area and see if there's no damage on the leather.