Taking care of leather: leather cleaning tips

The Versatility of Leather

Leather is a natural product. For thousands of years, we have worn it for protection, warmth, and style. We have adorned our body with leather accessories, made bags and shoes out of leather, and long respected it for the flexible and durable product that it is. Leather is such that it can be made rough or extremely smooth, light or very heavy, slick or coarse, to suit whatever the intended use of it is. As an organic product, we have to take care of it naturally so that we can get the most use out of it. As manufactures like Veco create leather finishing products that can bring out the best in each piece of leather, in the same way the cleaning products and methods that people use should respect and enhance this material.

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Leather for fashion: shoes

Leather and its uses

Leather is a durable and flexible material created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. It can be produced through manufacturing processes ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry. Leather is used for various purposes including clothing, bookbinding and most famously, shoes. It is produced in a wide variety of types and styles and is decorated by a wide range of techniques. Leather permits the free flow of air and moisture, making it the ideal material for footwear.

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