Product care
First up, we’d like to encourage you get to know your gear. Check up on it, love it, smell it, and wear it often. Indulge your fetish with it. We use good quality leather here, so your gear is gonna be pretty durable, but it’s still a natural product that requires some care.  Here’s what to do.
 
LEATHER
 
After a party:
 
Ok, so your gear is all soggy from sweat and whatever else.  Trust us, the gear can take a bit of a beating, but you need to NOT stuff it into a plastic bag and forget about it right now. Instead, wipe down your gear with a damp cloth of some kind, and hang it somewhere until dry. Once it’s dry, wipe with some leather conditioner before storage.
 
Storage:
 
Keep somewhere cool, dry, well ventilated and protected from direct sunlight. Do not store in plastic bags.
 
Every couple months:
 
Check up on your gear especially if you aren’t wearing it regularly. If you live somewhere humid, check it more frequently. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Those microfiber ones work quite well. If not a hand towel will do. Apply leather conditioner periodically to maintain oil content in the leather. Most hardware, supermarket, or shoe stores will have leather conditioners.  As always you should test in an inconspicuous spot before using broadly. Use one that does not contain dyes, (i.e. don’t use black boot polish on colours). If you have light coloured leather, we recommend a leather protector as well to help prevent scruff marks.
 
  
HARDWARE
 
The metal hardware we use varies between items. Much of our range contains nickel-plated hardware, with some pieces that have stainless steel fixtures. These will be stated in the product description. As the appropriate hardware becomes available to us, we will endevour to move across to stainless options.
 
Nickel and brass hardware will slowly tarnish over time and through use. When caught early, tarnished metal can be brought back by polishing with a soft cloth.  In the case of tarnishing that can't be removed by polishing with a cloth, we recommend the following products by Autosol. These are easily available at most hardware/automotive suppliers. These 2 products are most compatible with leather and do not stain leather like a lot of other products. Other products like Silvo or Brasso need to be used very carefully as they will stain the leather white. Whatever product you use, try using a cotton swab rather than a cloth. If you do get some of the product onto the leather, clean immediately with a leather cleaner until stain is removed.

 


DON’T DO ANY OF THIS:
 
Do not machine wash or dry. Do not soak when cleaning, or wring dry. If it gets soaked, remove excess moisture with a towel and lay somewhere flat or hang to dry. Do not store wet. And do not dry with heat. No laying it on radiators or heaters. We don’t recommend dry cleaning either.


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