All Lies Mertens handbags are made from sophisticated, high-quality materials. Consult the tag on your bag for specific care instructions. If you have any further care-related questions, please contact your local shoemaker or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our calf leather is supple and refined, with an organic burnished coating. Although it has a long service life, it can still be susceptible to scratches if it is not treated with the right degree of care. We therefore advise you to treat the leather with a transparent leather conditioner from time to time to keep it hydrated. In order to prevent the leather from developing marks, we recommend avoiding exposure to rough surfaces and always ensuring that the product is carefully stored in its fabric bag when not in use. For lighter colours in this material, we also recommend avoiding exposure to dark denim or other dark materials with unstable dyes, as the leather could be exposed to colour transfer or stains.
Our bags are made of leather which is unique for a number of reasons. For example, they are fashioned from material that would otherwise be discarded, meaning that no extra animals have been slaughtered for their production. It is 100% biodegradable and of extremely high quality.
What happens in the next step is even more important, as our leather is tanned using a combination of two methods. No harmful chemicals are involved, as the tanning uses natural products such as resin. Naturally tanned leather normally develops stains over time. Not our leather, however, as it subsequently receives a water-repellent coating which is also based on natural materials. This allows us to create a high-quality leather which keeps its looks and has less of an impact on the environment.