LONG LASTING BAGS

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LEATHER BAGS WITH CHARACTER

Spikes & Sparrow is a trendy brand with bags in leather with a cool vintage look. The leather has a patinated surface which gets more character the longer the product is used. Shoulder bags, bags, portfolios and purses can be found in the collection that is produced of two types of leather; one called Authentic and one Bronco. The collection consists models for both men and women. Spikes & Sparrow has a casual and timeless feel to it.

 

LEATHER AND TANNING

The leather is called unfinished; it is naked and there is no artificial protective layer added on top. It´s finished by applying wax and/or oil, and the look of the products will change over time as the wax/oil migrates over the skin. It means that what you see is the real structure of the skin with all its imperfections. Not one piece of leather is exactly the same as another piece. Due to the absence of a seal on top of the leather, the products are not perfect in rain; prolonged or strong immersion in water can lead to permanent spots on your product. This is inherent to the product and just helps to make it even more individual and yours. It also means that the products can bleed some colour when new, just like a new pair of jeans. This bleeding will stop once all the waxes or oils will have sealed the skin completely. So please be careful in the beginning when wearing your product, and avoid wearing on light-coloured clothing.

 

LEATHER AND TANNING

Since the leathers are naked the skin is porous and will absorb both the wax and oil that are applied on it, in an irregular manner. This creates the typical look of the leather. However, the skin can also absorb water, which means that most stains in the leather are not on the surface where cleaning will be an effective solution. The stain will rather be in the leather, essentially altering the colour of the leather permanently. So, no matter what cleaner is used, do not expect miracles. The best cleaning strategy for our leather is to regularly wipe it down with a lightly-dampened cotton cloth to remove topical dust. Do not use soap or soap based products, as they will alter the pH-value of the skin, and reduce its lifespan.
If you want to, you can apply a delicate leather creme, or a spray for maintenance of nubuck and suede, once or twice a year. This will remoisturise the leather and pull the leather back up a bit. However, this is not necessary but a matter of taste and preference.

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