How to care for Suede

How to Care for your Suede Leather Bags

Oh, the softness of suede leather! If only it wasn’t known for being sensitive and high maintenance. But is it true?

Suede is a type of leather with a fuzzy and soft feeling, made from the underside of the animal skin, primarily lamb but also pig, goat and calf are common. The term comes from the French gants de Suède, which literally means "gloves from Sweden", because it was originally used for making gloves for women.

Because suede does not include the tough exterior skin layer, it is softer, thinner and breathable, and this is what gives suede its luxurious feel. However, its open pores allow suede to quickly absorb liquids and get stained more easily.

You might hear that suede is not durable, but this is a myth. High-quality suede is very durable and with proper care it can maintain its smooth appearance and feel for many years.

How to Clean your Suede Leather Products?

It is pretty simple. All you have to do is rub a moist, lint-free cloth on the surface. Gently rub the cloth in a straight motion to remove the dirt without grinding the fibers away. You might find that the moisture darkens the leather a little, but it will quickly look as it was once you let it air-dry. If the stains on the suede leather are tougher, you can use a good leather cleaner or ask professional help.

How to Protect your Suede Leather Products?

Sure! Anastasia from Ana Koutsi brand tells us that although the leather she uses for all her Suede bags has been previously treated to be liquid-repellent, if you want some extra protection in advance you can use spray your bag with a special product like this one.