FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

5) Care Tips

Care tips - Gusti Leather nature

What can I do to care for my Gusti Leather nature product?

 

Your Gusti Leather nature product can be treated with beeswax or sunflower oil. Just make sure that it is applied evenly and lightly. Try testing it in an unnoticeable corner first, as it can lead to a darkening of the leather.

 

My product has holes/ scratches on the leather - why is this?

 

We use the hides from free range goats in our Gusti Leather nature products. This means that the leather can have small scratches from the trees or bushes where they roamed, for example. This simply proves just how natural our products are.

 

Why does my product look different to the product on the website?

 

We work with different producers and small family-run businesses. This can therefore lead to variations in colour, tone, stitching and inner lining. Each product really is unique and any possible differences will be stated in the product description. Some of our products are also naturally dyed using poppy, saffron and indigo which can also lead to slight variations.

 

How can I protect my product from the rain?

 

Rain doesn’t usually have a negative effect on our leather products, however, we would suggest protecting the bag from any unnecessary rainfall or moisture.

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Care tips - Gusti Leather studio

What can I do to care for my Gusti Leather studio product?

 

For optimal care of your Gusti Leather studio bag you simply need to be aware of the type of leather the product is made of. Whether suede, smooth or rough leather, there is a care product to help each type of leather remain soft and supple for up to 50 years and these will be found in most supermarkets or shoe cobbler shops. We also highly recommend using an impregnation spray adapted to the type of leather on the surface of the product as soon as it is unpacked.

 

Why does my product look different to the product on the website?

 

Our Gusti Leather studio products should not be too different from the photos shown on our website. However, leather is a natural material having individual characteristics which make each hide unique. If you have a comment about it, please let us know about it at info@gusti-leather.co.uk.

 

How can I protect my product from the rain?

 

Rain doesn’t usually have a negative effect on our leather products, however, we would suggest protecting the bag from any unnecessary rainfall or moisture and treating it with a care product adapted to the type of leather.

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Smell

What can I do to get rid of the smell of my leather product?

 

All Gusti Leather nature products are tanned and oiled using plant based materials. To reduce any unwanted smell, continuous use of the product is recommended: the smell should reduce or disappear within 14 days. A short-term solution is to apply a beeswax based product to the surface of the leather. For all products we also suggest lying a perfumed cushion/pillow inside the bag. Unfortunately, simply airing out the bag has proven to be ineffective.

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White Marks

What are the white marks on the surface of the leather?

 

In rare cases, white marks or spots can be seen on the leather of our Gusti Leather nature products. These are tallow marks (Ghee) which was used in the production process and can be very easily removed. We suggest slowly warming the leather and wiping it away with a clean, dry cloth.

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