The doubled leather garments and suits of different leather types should be worn both sides regularly and cleaned simultaneously. The colored sheepskin can lose its color from direct exposure to solar beams.
It happens often, that clothes of chamois leather, the collars and cuffs get salted. It is recommended therefore, to wear as protection such trims as golf or a scarf. Special precautions are to be taken
when need arises to press garments of all leather types. One can iron items through a piece of fabric from garment's seamy side by the iron, that has been heated up in the wool mode. Suede should be brushed after ironing. Outwear made of porous, soft leather types should be wiped on a regular basis by dry soft sponge. It removes pollution from leather and makes it look fresher.
Cleaning is a delicate operation,
involving removal of grimy or discoloured varnish and of disfiguring spots. It is accomplished with solvents that are carefully tested in small areas.
It is better to wipe the leather products with glycerin from time to time, that adds shine especially to cuffs and the collar. (One can replace glycerin vaseline or castor oil).The used and worn out dull places on leather clothes can be wiped with a fresh thin orange skin.
Very thin soft leathers can be cleaned with a mix of fresh milk and turpentine (1:1). After that, it is possible to grease leather with a colorless cream and to polish it with a brush until it glitters.
Fibers and fur coats from tanned sheepskin are sometimes showered and are rather appreciable on light clothes. Therefore, it is necessary to clean internal parts of all leather types garments periodically with a damp soft fabric and to brush it.
Leather, animal skin that has been
chemically modified to produce a strong flexible material that resists decay. Almost all the world
output of leather is produced from cattle hides and the skins of calves, goats, kids, sheep, and lambs. Leather is used for a wide
range of products. The variety of
skins and the way they are processed
can produce leather as soft as cloth
or as hard as a shoe sole. Calfskin
is lighter and finer-grained and is
used for making fine leather types.
Sheepskin, chamois leather is soft
and supple; it yields the type of
leather suitable for gloves, jackets and other apparel.It is very practical to vacuum clean new suede clothes before wearing it, so as to collect the dust formed during the processing of leather. The clothes made of velour and suede are recommended to be cleaned on a regular basis with the help of the short pile brush. They trampled down, become shiny and polluted places can be smoothed out with a special brush or an elastic band. We recommend to clean collars, sleeves and pockets in the same way, so that they do not become shiny. The shiny places can be processed with warm milk and soda (1 teaspoon of soda on a glass of milk).
Skirts and trousers of variable leather types should be hung upon special hangers, having been hooked by a belt, so that to avoid creases. There exists specific pollutions of leather clothes. Cleaning leather and removing spots demand certain skills and experience. Raindrops leave traces on fleecy surfaces. Therefore, it is enough to comb it with a brush in different directions and pile would rise. Fats or oils can be removed by covering up densely a spot with cretaceous powder and leaving it there for a day. Later, you can shake it off, sweep and clean a garment with a brush. Traces from a ball pen can be eliminated with the help of a sticky tape. You should paste it on a stain, then press grow stout and to pull. The remaining can be smoothed out a rough elastic band or a stone. Fluids can be used for cleaning leather. Experience show, that stains from a felt-tip pen are cleaned off by nothing. (It was checked up on a leather sofa).
Strongly polluted leather clothes are best cleaned in a dry-cleaner.