Your Cast Made bag is made from the best vegetable tan leather we can find. Each hide is hand picked to ensure our personal favorites will make it into Cast Made bags. Vegetable tanning means the leather has been tanned using natural plant extracts,this allows the leather to age beautifully, developing a patina unique to each owner. Please appreciate that each hide is different and that any tonal variation, small marks or scars are part of the character and should not been seen as faults.
You bag has already been given a protective coating of cream however we recommend once or twice a year giving the leather a feed to keep it looking its best. You can find plenty of readily available hide foods and conditioners at your local cobblers or online. If your bag is looking a little grubby you can use a mild solution of washing up liquid and warm water to gently wipe the surface. Leave it to dry naturally away from any artificial heat.
Please be aware that due to the natural tanning and dying process there may be some colour transfer onto light coloured clothing for the first few wears. Equally dark clothing, such as denim may also rub off on the light leathers.
Store your bag in the dust bag provided to avoid any colour change due to light exposure.
The hardware on the bags is made from solid brass, hand cast in England. It has a natural un-coated finish which means it may darken and dull over time. This is nothing to worry about, it will polish up beautifully with a brass polishing cloth available from your local hardware shop.