A Lesson in Leather

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Ah Leather, the ever-so enduringly versatile yet primitive material, just like centuries ago, still lends its wearer a spectacular coat of stylish sheen. Being indestructible has never looked this fashionable.

Here at Manual Forgotten Arts, each piece of leather is carefully chosen by leather enthusiasts and exquisitely handcrafted by leather-loving artisans with centuries old laboring techniques, so, each leather article has a charming little beating heart. Crafted in Novi Sad, with the finest vegetable tanned leather, by artisans who love leather as much as you do, believe that each of our meticulously designed products can be easily taken care of.

Here are some of our tips to keep your leather radiantly fresh:

  • If the leather gets damp, dry it slowly with room temperature instead of speed drying, which might lead to stiff crinkle cut chaos.
  • Using a leather-cleaning product that helps preserve the natural lubricating oils gives your beloved product a shiny new lustre. The fats/oils found in leather conditioners lubricate leather to restore its suppleness.
  • Do not store the product in plastic as it suffocates the leather encouraging the growth of mildew – a form of mould, which thrives on damp, poorly ventilated conditions. Store your leather in dry, cool conditions and use a damp cloth to remove stains off the leather, avoiding soap or foreign substances.
  • Finally, brushing the leather with a nubuck cloth prevents the build up of dirt and oils, restoring the leather to its lustrous glory.

The artisans at Manual Forgotten Arts celebrate the rich history of leather and believe that each of our meticulously crafted products should get that special care and attention from the user as much as it gets from the leather-loving enthusiasts at our passionate craft shop in Novi Sad.