Our leather, 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 HARDGRAFT 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 HARDGRAFT. 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 HARDGRAFT 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!
We are designers. From the initial idea to the construction and realisation we try and walk new paths finding solutions and uncommon approaches. If you are the HARDGRAFT customer (as you’re reading this then you probably are :wink: ) , you appreciate the uniqueness and creativity that has gone into each product. Your eyes are fine tuned - you simply see what others don’t. Details make you happy. Surprising features keep you on the edge of your seat. We don’t craft the boring old leather briefcase, we endeavour to offer you products that are at the forefront of creativity moving towards future aesthetics one product at a time.
Someone once said about one of our Card Cases:
“IT’S FUNNY HOW SOMETHING SO SMALL CAN MAKE ME SO HAPPY.” IN A NUTSHELL, THIS IS HOW WE WANT TO MAKE YOU FEEL.
All our ideas come to life by experts and artisans that we track down through hard work. Every single one of them has an amazing skill set and most importantly is up for walking new paths with us to do our ideas justice.
WE HAVE BEEN UNSTOPPABLE SINCE 2007 - YOUR ENTHUSIASM IS OUR DRIVE.
Let’s stick together for a while.
monie.ka & James