Why choose Ostrich leather?

The leather we love

Ostrich leather is probably one of the most distinctive and unmistakable types of leathers, due to the raised bump pattern created from the quill follicles in the leather. 

It’s the softest and most comfortable of the “exotic” leathers. It wears well and resists scratching and scuffing – a combination of softness and toughness.

 

Why Choose ostrich leather?
  • Primarily for its supreme beauty
  • Unique. No other leather has a three dimensional texture
  • Established exotic leather, graces and uplifts any creation
  • Status symbol for the wearer
  • Creators using ostrich are very design driven
  • Very durable and scuff resistant
  • Develops a unique patina with long term use, making it grow in beauty as it ages
  • So many colours available
  • Selected special finishes
  • Farm-reared, not part of the CITES* convention
  • Unique little piece of Africa

Tips and tricks:

  1. Keep your leather products free from dust by storing in a protective cloth bag.
  2. Do not store in a plastic bag as leather needs to “breathe”
  3. Should the product accumulate some dust or debris just wipe with a clean, damp cloth.
  4. Never use any soap or detergent to clean the product.
  5. Do not store in direct sunlight or under sharp artificial light.

6. Do not allow cosmetics, perfumes or hand creams to come in contact with the leather.

7. Any accidental oil stains should immediately be treated with talcum powder which should absorb the oil and draw most of it out of the product.

8. Do not over fill your product as leather will stretch and will not return to its original shape.

9. Overfilling also puts stress on the stitching and will cause damage in the long term.

10. Should you wish to “feed” the leather by using a leather cream, first test it on a inconspicuous area to make sure it does not discolour the leather.

11. Should your product get wet, do not dry with heat. Let the product dry slowly under natural circumstances.

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