PRODUCT CARE

LUXTRA products are made from a variety of cruelty-free materials. 

Keep the following care tips in mind to help your item last a lifetime.

 

General advice to keep your item in top condition:

  • Do not over fill it as this may permanently distort its shape.
  • Avoid exposure to grease, perfumes, cosmetics, heat and strong sources of light.
  • For bags delivered with a dust bag: store the item inside the protective dust bag when not in use. Do not store in a plastic bag.
  • Avoid storing your item anywhere too warm, too humid or unventilated. 
  • Like any material, we recommend spills or stains be attended to and cleaned as soon as possible. 

 

If you are unsure what material your product is made from, it will be listed in the "Product Details" tab on the product page.  

 

AppleSkin™

Produced from apple waste - a by-product of the fruit juice industry. Sourced in the Bolzano region in northern Italy, the recovered skin is dried and then reduced to powder. It is sent for finishing in Florence, where it is blended with PU and coated on a cotton and polyester base.

Clean your AppleSkin products with a damp cloth or slightly soapy water.

Do not use chemicals as these will degrade the material.
 

Piñatex

Crafted from pineapple leaves, Piñatex is an innovative and highly sustainable material that is both water resistant and strong. It has passed ISO international standards tests for seam rupture, tear resistance, tensile strength, light and colour fastness and abrasion resistance. 

To maintain your Piñatex bag, we recommend moisturising it regularly with a natural wax, such as Barbour Wax. After application, leave it in a warm place for 24 hours and then rub gently with a soft cloth. Marks can be cleaned with water, using a damp soft cloth or sponge. 

Please see the Piñatex FAQ page for further care instructions.

 

Desserto (cactus "leather")

This product is highly organic and requires care. 

  • To maintain your item use a mild soap solution and remove it completely using a damp white cotton cloth. Light colours will require more frequent cleaning. 
  • Stains should be cleaned immediately with liquid soap or shampoo.
  • Do not clean with solvents such as alcohol, acetone, paint thinner, bleach, oils, vinegar, waxes, silicones, armorall, stove (continental soda) or detergent cleaners as these cause permanent damage to the material.  

Click here for the full list of care instructions.

 

Mango fruit-leather alternative

This material transforms left over fruits into durable leather-like material. The material used in our collections contains a very high percentage of mango. It has undergone very little processing and therefore may be more delicate in nature. 

To clean, use a soft, slightly damp cloth to wipe away dirt and dust. The product has been protected with a water repellent coating making it more resistant to splashes. We do not however recommend wetting the material.  

 

Hand-painted personalised items 

Our personalised items are hand painted in London with high quality leather paints and sealed with a protective top coating for longevity. Initials or custom motifs are hand-painted with high quality leather paints and sealed with a protective top coating for longevity. The paintwork is robust and long lasting. We do nonetheless suggest you take a little bit more care with these items.

 

Premier by SiLeather items 

Thanks to its proprietary technology, SiLeather is inherently stain and water resistant. There is no need for waxing or cleaning solutions, nor additional sun-blocking agents. For common stains in daily life, water or water with detergent is sufficient to remove it all. Here we also recommend some helpful tips for typical stains:

Loose dirt, dust, and footprints
Clean with a soft sponge or cloth using water
Stubborn stains
Such as Ketchup, Grape Juice, Orange Juice, Red Wine, Coffee, Mustard
Simply clean with a soft sponge or cloth using water
Sunscreen, Mascara, Soy Sauce, Ballpoint Pen Ink, Permanent Marker
Mix 30 g detergent with 1 kg water
Use a soft sponge or cloth using the mixture solution.
Lipstick, Iodine, Denim Dye
Clean with a soft sponge or cloth using 95% ethyl alcohol or 90% Isopropyl alcohol
Further information can be found on SiLeather's website

 

We are here to help, so please contact us if you have questions about caring for your LUXTRA product: hello@luxtralondon.com