The warm and happy days are over and Winter is here. Winter perhaps is the season where our leather suffers more because of the weather. Is because of it, that we need to give our leather items the best possible care to protect them against the cold and prevent cracking or any other damage.
Tips to keep your leather safe in Winter
Remember your leather bags, shoes and other items are not invincible
Your precious bag is durable but not invincible. We're sad to tell you that your messenger bag, probably won't like being left out in a blizzard. and your leather jacket would appreciate if you didn't leave it in the car overnight. The most important and first step to cold weather leather care is pretty simple, don’t leave your goods in extreme conditions. While the occasional sleepover in the car won't hurt your leather, over time the pores will begin to dry and crack and your leather will lose some of its renowned durability.
Keeping your leather in regulated temperatures while also conditioning will help it break in nicely while also letting it last for years to come.
Treat your leather to a 'Spa Day' in winter
Leather, once, was a skin for an animal. The leather on your shoes still continues to act like skin even after being processed and handcrafted. With that in mind, the best way to keep your leather in great condition during winter is to treat it like your own skin. Cleaning and moisturizing your leather on a regular basis will not only keep it in great condition but contribute to its aging in a uniquely beautiful way. If you live in arid conditions, you'll want to give your leather goods a little extra attention
Winter is the season that will expose the damages in your leather. If you find your leather good is cracking, just take action immediately and rub some oil in circular motions. You may have to use more than usual to truly moisturize it and will be left with some natural lines and marks. These marks are another part of the story of your leather goods, and with consistent conditioning will begin to wear naturally with time.
If you find salt/grime/excess moisture building on your leather goods, resist the urge to douse it with water and stick it in front of a raging fire. Instead, wipe it dry with a soft damp cloth and then apply your preferred leather cleaner to get any residue off. Afterward