Look After It
The leathers, wool and canvas can be softly cleaned with lukewarm water and a mild soap. Keep them away from makeup, food, or any other oil based products which can stain. All liquid stains should be dealt with quickly, and blotted gently with a clean, dry cloth. Don't forget, leather is a skin, and should be cared for in a similar way to your own.
1 Don't keep your hard graft in the rain for long periods of time (keep it under your umbrella). If the product becomes wet wipe away excess moisture and then leave to dry naturally in room temperature. Do not attempt to dry with a direct heat source.
2 Try to avoid the leather coming in contact with light coloured clothes and vice versa: some clothes (especially denim) lose colour and might rub off onto your Hard Graft. Avoid the contact or embrace the developing patina. Your choice.
3 If in doubt or you are experiencing some pretty bad staining (yep, you should have closed the fountain pen before you threw it into the bag) go to a special leather cleaning expert. They are still around and can do magic!
To keep the leather on your product looking its best you can apply natural leather wax, balm or oil. They all have a different effect so please apply on a small corner first. Ask a specialist in your area to recommend the best product to use. The leather tends to go darker if you treat it and does not need to be treated very often.
As our leather is not synthetically treated there is a slim chance that the tannins from the leather could transfer to your clothing the same way that the dye from your jeans can transfer to your Hard Graft product. Please consult your local specialist who will be able to advise you on the best way to colour fast your product.
We choose and balance the materials very thoughtfully, the leather is strong and rich, the wool is dense and soft and the canvas rugged and can take quite a bit of beating... and don't get us started on our colours which have a fascinating life of their own!
Most of our products are straight forward but we also have a selection of online 'how to' videos. For the more complex products check out our 'How To' videos.
Returns and Exchanges
Do I have to pay taxes or import fees?
Due to the international nature of our business all the prices on this website are displayed without tax. If you are a customer in the EU, 20% sales tax will be applied at the checkout (before you complete your payment). Import fees vary from country to country and state to state, so please contact your customs office for further details. Orders shipped with DHL are insured and DHL is a reliable service and has detailed tracking. Any unclaimed or undeliverable packages will not be refunded. If a package is damaged during transit or returned as undeliverable/unclaimed, it is the responsibility of the customer to communicate with DHL in the first instance.
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(1)Please note that while we have tried to accurately display the colours of products, the actual colours you see will depend on your monitor and may not be accurate. (2) Furthermore please note that our products are made of natural material. Some corresponding inequalities of material and colour are possible and are not to be deemed as defects. We reserve the right to change details on products or photos of products without prior notice.
Warranty and Repairs
We endeavour to make goods that you can enjoy for a long time. We love if you use your product every day and we want it to be something you can't live without. But we also encourage you to take care of your hard graft goods and treasure them. Items that get heavy everyday use also wear down so they may need a small repair or clean now and again.
Unintended manufacturing defects would show within 6 months so in the unlikely event that something breaks within this period please contact us immediately so we can determine what has happened and find a solution.
Repairs (outside warranty)
We offer a repair service if something breaks outside the 6 month warranty. If you think that the repair needs our specialists please contact us with pictures of the problem and we will send you a quote for the estimated repair cost and shipping. Please note: Once we receive the product back it will take around 4-6 weeks for the repair. (If the product is over 6 months old we may have to use a different colour leather / thread / materials.)
We know that it might be pretty hard to live without your beloved hard graft for a few weeks, sometimes all it needs is just small simple stitching repair which can be done quick and easy by a local leather repair shop. If you are not quite sure what to do send us a picture and we can let you know how it can be repaired locally or if it has to go on a recreation trip to Italy.
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