Care Guides for your RDK goodies

Wondering how to keep those RDK goodies looking as fresh as the day you revealed them from their snuggly tissue paper parcel? I’ve put together a care guide to give you top tips, reassurance and advice for showing the love to your luggage:

Leathers age over time and develop softness and character. Surface marking or scratches should be accepted as natural wear and tear. In the instance of a flocked or foiled finish, the surface is naturally more susceptible to wear and tear and should be treated with extra care.

If your product is screen printed, any tampering with the leather surface can be detrimental. It is advised to simply lift water or fluids away from the surface by laying a clean, dry cloth over the affected area. Allow the substance to be soaked up, before lifting the cloth away. Do not wipe the surface. 

As with any dyed product there is a risk of pigment rubbing off the straps and leather surfaces. Avoid wearing light coloured clothing for the first few weeks. In the instance of a flocked or foiled finish: Do not allow the surface to rub against clothing. The finish is at risk of lifting from the leather surface completely.

Exposure to direct sunlight and heat over prolonged periods can cause colour to fade and leather or ink to crack. Try not to expose your product to extreme weather, especially rain. 

If you need to store your product, keep it in a cool, dry place and fill it with stuffing to keep its shape. If your product is not screen printed, you can clean your bag by simply wiping it with a soft, damp cloth. A good quality leather protector spray will help to keep stains and marks away. Ink marks, grease and oil stains are sadly normally permanent and are best left alone.

If your product has been well loved and it has suffered from wear and tear, I may be able to help! Maybe some stitches need reinforcing, or you need to replace a zip? My repair service starts from as little as £5, just get in touch for a quote!

Rosie Drake-Knight