For dust and light dirt acquired after your wear,
you can simply wipe with a soft cloth. For dirt
acquired by friction or oil, please use a leather
cleaner. Also for spot cleaning, you can use a high
quality pencil eraser and lightly rub the area.
As part of your daily maintenance, light coating
of leather oil would be recommended. Constant oiling
of the leather is a sure way to keep them in good
2- In Case of Getting Wet
Using a towel or other absorbent cloth, wipe off
the excess water in a slapping motion. Wipe all
dirt off and hang to dry in the shade with some
breeze. At this time, never let the leather come
in contact with heat or attempt to iron it. Sudden
contact with heat will harden and shrink the leather,
making it impossible to bring back the true quality.
When the leather is almost dry, rub it down with
plenty of leather oil. After the leather has dried
fully, rub the areas that may have hardened and
finish up with a light coat of leather oil.
In case You Spill Stainable Substance
Pat dry immediately with an absorbent cloth. Never
rub the area since this may cause the stain to penetrate
deeper into the leather. In case the leather becomes
stained, please contact the nearest KUSHITANI dealer.
Also, please don't use benzene or paint thinner.
If Your Leather Becomes Molded
It is best to avoid mold by keeping your leather
from highly humid conditions, but in case it does
get molded, use a damp cloth to wipe lightly. Please
use a toothbrush to dust off the seams and zippered
areas. As with wiping off stains, don't ever rub
in the areas since this may cause penetration of
the mold into the leather.
Preservation of Your Leather
First of all, leather wear may change shape and
become moldy from being kept in highly humid conditions;
Please try to avoid humidity. First, hang to dry
in the shade and remove all trace of dirt by dusting
with a dry cloth. Next, thinly apply leather cleaner
and hang dry again. If you wish to store leather
in a box, use old newspaper rolled into the shoulder
and chest area to keep its original shape. If you
wish to store by hanging, please use a thick type
of hanger so that the shoulders won't loose its
shape. Now if you are storing your leather during
humid season, take is out once to hang dry.
It's best to limit cleaning to the least since it
leads to loss of color and oil on the leather. Please
be especially careful with leathers with strong
color contrast, leathers with other fiber combination
and oiled leather. Also each type of leather may
have different cleaning methods so it's best to
consult with the nearest KUSHITANI dealer.
We have assorted products from Pecard Leather Care
that you can purchase in our shop or you can go
directly to www.pecard.com.
Look towards the bottom of the their page.