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Product care guide

LEATHER BAGS & SMALL LEATHER GOODS CARE

At OSPREY LONDON, we select the leathers used for our accessories for their individual beauty, performance and feel. Each skin is unique, so any quirks are viewed as characteristic of leather's natural appeal.

 

As with all natural materials, leather needs special care, so follow our recommendations to help keep your OSPREY LONDON leather bag looking as desirable tomorrow as it does today:

  • Keep your product away from direct sources of light and heat.
  • Ensure your leather product is not allowed to rub against other materials, to reduce any risk of colour transference and to retain its special finish.
  • Dampness, humidity and rain should be avoided. If your OSPREY product does become wet, blot the excess moisture with a soft, light-coloured cloth; stuff with tissue paper; and leave to dry naturally.
  • Don't overfill your OSPREY product to help it retain its shape.
  • Always refer stains to a specialist leather cleaner.

Treat them well and your OSPREY LONDON leather items will give you pleasure for many years to come.

 

LEATHER BELT CARE

The very first product Graeme Ellisdon created back in 1980 was a belt. It was handcut and stitched, just as they are today. “I have just one word of warning for you though,” says Graeme. “Once you've tried an OSPREY LONDON belt, little else feels as good or lasts as well. Enjoy!”  

 

Follow our leather care recommendations (above) for all leather products and look at Graeme’s top three leather belt tips below:

  • If you've got the space, why not display your belts from a hook or rail? This looks really effective and makes choosing a belt quick and easy.
  • Patent leather is the loner of the leather world: always store patent leather belts separately.
  • Always refer stains to a specialist leather cleaner.

 

SCARF CARE

OSPREY LONDON best-selling scarves are a brilliant way to update your look and introduce colour and pattern to your wardrobe. Follow these recommendations to keep your OSPREY LONDON scarf looking great:

 

  • Keep your scarf away from jewellery, buckles and other fastenings that could snag it. Silk scarves can become damaged by fragrance so always allow fragrance and any hair products to dry completely before putting on your scarf.
  • Don't leave scarves in bright sunlight, as this can cause colours to fade.
  • When not wearing your scarf, fold it carefully and store in drawer or box lined with tissue paper. Cedar balls or lavender sachets are recommended if moths are a problem in your area. Alternatively you can lightly drape your scarf over a padded hanger.
  • If stored correctly, most wrinkles will drop out while wearing but if faced with a stubborn crease, iron through a cloth on the coolest setting, ensuring there is no water in your iron.
  • Always follow the care label and refer stains to a specialist cleaner.

 

CARING FOR CASHMERE

Cashmere is a beautiful natural fibre that offers a luxurious softness and warmth and once you’ve tried OSPREY LONDON Cashmere, you’ll never look at regular knitwear the same way!  Follow these instructions to keep your cashmere looking great:


Cashmere can be dry cleaned or handwashed with care:

 

  • Add a mild detergent or cashmere shampoo to lukewarm water.
  • Gently move the fabric through the water. Do not wring or stretch.
  • Rinse thoroughly in clean, lukewarm water.
  • Without wringing, gently squeeze the excess water from the garment and place flat on a towel. Reshape the garment and ensure it is done up to avoid stretching out of shape.
  • Allow to dry naturally away from direct heat such as radiators or sunlight. Do not tumble dry.


Storage

Never hang cashmere: instead, always store flat. To keep moths at bay, consider using moth balls or use cedar balls or rosemary as a natural deterrent.  


Pilling

The long fibres on cashmere over time may cause pilling. This is natural with all cashmere and can be easily removed using a cashmere comb or electric depiller.

 

OSPREY LONDON JEWELLERY CARE

In Sterling Silver and Rose Gold plated Silver, OSPREY LONDON jewellery is designed to go with everything. Follow these recommendations to keep your OSPREY LONDON jewellery looking great:

 

  • Keep away from buckles and other fastenings that could snag it.
  • Always allow fragrance and any hair products to dry completely before putting on jewellery.
  • When not being worn, store jewellery in its OSPREY LONDON suede pouch.
  • Always keep away from sources of heat, light and moisture.

 

CARING FOR OSPREY LONDON SILVER CUFFLINKS

Handcrafted in solid Silver featuring gemstones and polished ammonite fossils, follow these care recommendations to protect your Silver OSPREY LONDON cufflinks:

 

  • Silver will naturally tarnish over time and with wear. To help retain its original lustre, polish it regularly with a soft dry cloth.
  • If using a special silver cloth, ensure that it does not come into contact with the fossil.
  • Store your silver cufflinks apart in their box in a cool, dry place.
  • Remove these precious cufflinks before undertaking domestic or manual work.
  • Avoid contact with water and chemicals such as aftershave and sun cream.